Amulet of Hathor or Isis

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2676

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of bright blue glazed faience portrays a full-length, standing figure of a goddess, either Hathor or Isis. The headdress is broken off;. There is a hole for suspension at the back of the 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way