Seal amulet with a carved bolti fish on the back and a base inscribed for the god, Amen-Re, flanked by neb signs

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 1.1 x 0.8 cm (7/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2611

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Bright green; slight glaze; fish modeled in relief on convex back; lower face flat with incised hieroglyphics; hole lengthwise.

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