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Amulet of Bes

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Faience; green glaze; incrusted with brown; good condition.

Provenance

From Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. G.M.T. / N.W.Corner / burial. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.4 x 0.9 cm (15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.892

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets