Amulet of Nephthys

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1310

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a standing figure of Nephthys has traces of gilding, crude lines, and a hole at the back for suspension. It is made of slightly-polished lapis lazuli.

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