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Amulet with Bes face

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Blue faience coin-shaped amulet with milled edge and openwork representation of the face of Bes. Pierced through the diameter.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 26, 1539–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.565

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets