Bes amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 3, black debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 2 cm (3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2953

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is a Bes amulet with a pilaster at the back. It is pierced at the top from side to side for suspension and is broken at the bottom.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Avenue G 3, black debris. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition