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Amulet of Harpokrates

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period–Late Period, Dynasty 2
1070–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

72.4413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Bronze; standing figure, left hand raised to his mouth; lock of youth at right. Rectangular base, broken at front end. Reddish color.

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