Fragmentary amulet of Bes

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris on top of Mastaba 7520

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.1 cm (13/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1700

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This very crudely made amulet probably represents the protective deity Bes. It is made of blue green faince. The top is broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza,In debris on top of Mastaba 7529 . 1927 : 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