Amulet of Bastet

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 26
1070–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2035

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; pale pea-green; encrusted; pearly glaze; full-length, standing figure of Bastet; feet missing; 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