Amulet of Bes

Nubian
Napatan Period
743–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe (Beg.), W 493

Dimensions

6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-63

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Bes, tongue out, feather headdress.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 493, March, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition