Head of Bes

Egyptian
Late or Greco-Roman Period
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7810 Chapel

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1005

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience, blue-green glaze. Head of Bes, flat back. Transverse hole through headdress. Rubbed in parts.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7810 Chapel. Jan. 24, 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt (accessioned 1927).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition