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Head of Bes

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Faience, blue-green glaze. Head of Bes, flat back. Transverse hole through headdress. Rubbed in parts.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7810 Chapel. Jan. 24, 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt (accessioned 1927).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late or Greco-Roman Period, 760–30 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1005

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets