Amulet of Isis

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length x width at shoulders: 5.7 x 1.1 cm (2 1/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4647

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This lapis-lazuli blue amulet is full length standing statuette of Isis; somewhat incrusted. The back is rough.

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