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Feather plumes of Amen

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period–Hellenistic Period (Pt
1070–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 2.2 cm (3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1256

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This two feather plume headdress is commonly worn by the god Amen. It is made of olive brown stone with an unpolished surface. There is a ring at the back. It is in good condition.

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