Pectoral amulet of Duamutef

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


Dimensions

Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.2982

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Amulet of bright green glazed faience, now heavily incrusted with brown. In the shape of a full-length mummiform figure of the jackal-headed god Duamutef (one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased), right profile. Flat, undetailed back. Broken at waist and mended; two holes for attachment to pectoral.

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