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Amulet of Bes

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Blue paste amulet of the god Bes, standing and wearing a feathered headdress. It is remarkable for its completeness and quality of detail. Loop behind the head for suspension on a necklace.


By 1973: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes, Winston-Salem, NC; given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Hanes September 12, 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.


Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Blue paste


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets