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Amulet of Bes

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Faience, blue glazed. Flat backed. Transverse hole through headdress.

Provenance

From Semna: S 563 [Excav. date] Mar. 18, 1924: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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.903a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets