Amulet of Harpokrates
Third Intermediate Period–Late Period, Dynasty 21–30
Overall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
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This amulet of a squatting figure of Harpokrates (Horus the child) with finger to his mouth, wearing the sun disc and crescent moon crown, and holding a flail resting on his left shoulder has a suspension ring at the back of his head. It has a bright greenish blue glaze.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way