Amulet of a god

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4069

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Light green; purple details; slight glaze; full-length, standing figure of Amen; headdress missing; broken at knees and lower part missing; mid section of figure’s right arm is broken off; suspension ring at back of head.

Provenance

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way