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Scarab with Bes figures

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Scarab of green faience with naturalistic-schematic back type. Base carries open cut decoration showing three figures of the Egyptian deity Bes. Pierced.


By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1539–1075 B.C.


Length x width x height: 1.2 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm (1/2 x 1 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids