Amulet of Harpokrates

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period–Late Period, Dynasty 21–30
1070–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

72.1952

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a seated figure of Harpokrates has a loop at the back for suspension. The feet are broken off. It is carved in the round, pale green in color and dull.

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