Head of Bes

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .044 D. .019 TH.

Accession Number

72.1343

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Stone; brownish white; slight polish; back has incised figures; one end chipped off.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way