Amulet of Isis and Horus

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

72.1836

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a seated figure of Isis suckling Horus has a piece missing from the top of its head. There is no glaze,and the color is bright pea-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