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Ring bezel with dancing Bes

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This ring has a dancing Bes figure in relief on the bezel. It is in good condition.


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, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1390–1292 B.C.


Height x width: 2.2 x 2.1 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings