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Bes

Fragment of a Bes figure in blue, body portion.

Provenance

From Giza. Street 7000, opposite Avenue I. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 1 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2640

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets