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Amulet of Bes

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Blue glazed faience figure of Bes in relief. Broken across face and mended.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 51 (unidentified queen of Piankhy). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Accession Number

24.640

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets