Amulet of Isis and Horus
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, Dynasty 21–30
Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of light blue-green glazed faience; glaze heavily worn down to underlying beige paste in many areas. Lower part of remains only: motif is that of the goddess Isis, seated on throne, suckling the child Horus. Isis remains from waist down only; legs and torso of the seated child; chair well preserved. Incised border lines and hatched decoration on the throne.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way