Necklace with Bes and Hathor-Head Pendant
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
This string of beads shows the importance of the deities Hathor and Bes as protective amulets. They were worn by the living and also buried in tombs.
ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Necklace with Bes and Hathor-Head Pendant, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Faience, Length: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.66.38. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.201_48.66.38_erg456.jpg)
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