Bes amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Ave. 4, Roman debris and sebakh siftings

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 1.9 cm (1 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-2-10

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Small crude Bes amulet. Blue glaze. Touched up with red. Medium hard fine light gray paste.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Ave. 4, Roman debris and sebakh siftings. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition