Bes amulet beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 5

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 0.7 x 2cm (3/16 x 1/4 x 13/16in.)

Accession Number

23-1-190d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulets (Bes) faience.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 5. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition