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Amulet of Bes

Faience; deep blue; glazed; incrusted with brown; ring at top broken; full-length, standing figure; rude work; back is flat and plain.

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

72.2081

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets