The sun on the horizon (akhet) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm, 1.9 kg (5/8 in., 4.2 lb.)

Accession Number

72.1192

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This sun on the horizon (akhet) amulet is made of reddish brown stone. The surface is smooth but unpolished. The back is flat and plain.

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