Amulet of Nephthys

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.5 x 0.4 x 1.0 cm (1 3/8 x 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1883

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of Nephthys is a full-length striding figure, identified by her customary headdress. It is pierced at the back for suspension. The amulet is light gray with possible traces of the original blue glaze.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way