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Amulet of Bes

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Faience. Bright blue glaze.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 630 [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.759

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets