Pectoral amulet of Hapy

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


Dimensions

Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.3000

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Amulet of bright blue-green glazed faience, now with only scant traces of original glaze and heavily incrusted with brown. In the shape of a full-length mummiform figure of the baboon-headed god Hapy (one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased), left profile. Flat, undetailed back. 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