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Amulet of Bes

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Pottery; deep blue glaze, perfect condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 0.9 x 1.9 cm (3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.809

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets