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Amulet of Bes

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Faience; deep greenish blue; strong glaze; hole at back of head; thick; chipped.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2056

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets