Statuette of Amen
Late Period–Heelenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Height x width: 14 x 4.1 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way