Seal amulet with a carved shrew mouse on the back and the name of Thutmose III, "the image of Amen," inscrbied on the base

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2618

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Pottery; deep blue-green; color shades to light green; glazed; figure of rat (?) in relief on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face.

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