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Amulet of Bes

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Faience; blue glaze; fine condition.

Provenance

Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza, G.M.T. / near 52 / near doll. Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.2 x 1.5 cm (1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.889

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets