About this object

Flat-backed blue glass amulet showing the face of Bes. Some damage to the top of the Amulet. It should be noted that there is some metal/stone remaining in the material, visible from the firing process.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Glass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1971 before
  • Measurements
    24 mm x 22 mm x 9 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector); Philip Nelson ( Collector); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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