Amulet of Isis

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


Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1873

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a standing figure of Isis has a loop at the back for suspension. The surface is dull and glazed chocolate brown in 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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way