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Amulet of a shield of Bastet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Other: 2.6 x 3.2 cm (1 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4662

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Silver; black with oxidation; very thin incised eye on shield; head of Bastet above in relief; good condition.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way