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Amulet of Bes

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Seated Bes. Faience, blue glaze. Perfect. Bogus inscription on back.

Provenance

From Giza, Street N. of G 7512 X. Feb. 8, 1925: 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 (accessioned 1927).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.1007

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets