Head of the god Bes

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.

Place of Origin: Egypt


Height x width: 3.81 x 4.5 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Egyptian blue

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Function unknown

Head of the god Bes, possibly from the pommel of a sword or dagger.


By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 232 (said to have been found in Greece); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund