Amulet of Bes
Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of the head and headdress of Bes has a loop at the back for suspension. It is crudely cut, has a rough surface with no polish, and is dirty white in color.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way