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Amulet of Bes

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Faience; pale greenish-blue; slight glaze; double full-length, standing figure of Bes; headdress broken off; encrusted in brown.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period, 1550–343 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2094

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets