Amulet of Bastet
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 26
Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; light green; strong glaze; seated figure of Bastet; broken and mended at waist; feet missing; mid-section of figure’s right arm is broken off; figure’s left arm broken off at elbow; openwork decoration on seat; suspension ring on back.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way