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Amulet of a Bes head

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Miniature amulet in the form of a Bes head with an Eye of Horus (wedjat) etched on the reverse side; pierced through diameter.

Provenance

From Egypt. 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.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.568

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets