Amulet of Isis and Horus

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1846

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 loop at the back for suspension. The base of the seat and the headdress of Isis are broken off and missing. The glaze is deep green 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way