Statuette of Amen

Egyptian
Late Period–Heelenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
1186–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 4.1 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4402

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This bronze statuette represents the god Amen, seated with one hand on lap and the other raised to his chest. He wears a long beard and crown on his head. There are some incrustations and bronze disease. Slight traces of gilding on back and on neck remain.

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