Amulet of Taweret

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period
2323–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.2137

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; robin’s egg blue; glazed; encrusted with brown in hollows; full-length, standing figure of Taweret; suspension ring at top of head.

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