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Amulet of Bes

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Large fragment of an amulet of light blue-green faience with no significant remnants of glaze; Depicts the face of the minor god Bes with characteristic leonine facial features.


By 1882: in the possession of Dr. James Grant; 1882: given to the MFA by Dr. James Grant. (Accession Date: September 1, 1882)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Grant

Egyptian, Likely Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), Possibly 305–30 B.C.


Height x width: 2.8 x 2.8 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets