Amulet of Bes
Overall: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Faience; bright green; strong glaze; slight brown incrustation; good modeling; full-length, standing figure; ring at back of head.
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