Amulet of Harpokrates

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


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1954

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a seated figure of Harpokrates (Horus as a child) with his finger in his mouth has a loop at the back for suspension. It is crudely worked. The color is greenish-blue with details in yellow-green.

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