Bes pectoral

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.9 x 8.8 cm (3 1/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.674

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience. Head of Bes. Two suspension rings at top. Hole through each ear, and three holes at base. Reverse incised two standing figures, one hawk-headed.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition