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Amulet of double Bes-figure(?)

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Faience; light pea-green; no glaze; figure back to back; hole through body; very rude work.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Accession Number

72.2705

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets