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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.
MEDIUM Faience
DATES ca. 1390–1352 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS Length: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
CAPTION 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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