Amulet of Isis and Horus

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1840

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 is well worn. The loop at the top of the head for suspension is broken off. The pale-green glaze is dull with wear and incrusted with brown.

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