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Beads and amulets

One faience Bat or Hathor amulet, one faience Bes amulet and seven blue, black and white swirled glass ball beads


From Egypt, Dendara. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets