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Bes amulet

Amulet, discolored and faded green faience. Squatting Bes figure.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West 27. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.2cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 1/16in.)

Accession Number

22-2-460i

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets