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Amulet of Bes

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Dull green, glaze worn off; hole in upper part. 87.614-87.624 a set


From the Ancient town, near Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Other: 2.4 x 1.8 cm (15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets