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Amulet of Bastet


Dimensions

Height x width: 2.5 x 1.6 cm (1 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2724

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania , Jewelry , The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment , Amulets

Faience; blue-green; traces of glaze; worn and incrusted; seated figure in profile to right; back flat and plain; ring at top.

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