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Amulet of Bes

One amulet of a full-length standing Bes of straw-colored stone. It is pierced horizontally for suspension at the back of the head.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Accession Number

72.1340

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets