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Amulet of Bes

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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

Nubian, Napatan Period, 743–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia

Dimensions

6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-63

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets