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Head of the god Bes, possibly from the pommel of a sword or dagger.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 232 (said to have been found in Greece); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898. (Accession Date: January 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, probably reign of Amenh, 1390–1353 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.81 x 4.5 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.942

Medium or Technique

Egyptian blue

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown