Amulet of Maat
Third Intermediate Period or Late Period, Dynast
Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The goddess Maat personified justice, truth and proper world order. She is portrayed in amulets like this one as a seated or squatting woman with a single feather (the hieroglyph for her name) on her head. This example is made of mottled lapis lazuli, and the feather is now missing. There is a ring on the back for suspension, but the amulet has been mounted on a modern gold pin.
By 1935: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins collection; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Charles B. Perkins.*
(Accession date: January 10, 1935)
Four amulets, 35.22-35.25, were purchased as a group for $50.
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund