Pectoral amulet of Qebehsenuef

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


Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1944

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Amulet of blue-green glazed faience, now incrusted with brown. In the shape of a full-length mummiform figure of the falcon-headed god Qebehsenuef (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 (at top and bottom).

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