Amulet of Khonsu?

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

72.1948

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a standing figure of Khonsu (?) wearing the crescent moon and full moon headdress is bored at the neck for suspension. It is carved in the round, bright green in color and shiny.

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