Amulet of Mut
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. She is pictured as a woman wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. This amulet of highly glazed blue-green faience shows the goddess standing and stepping forward. There is a suspension ring on the back of the crown. Part of figure’s right arm is broken off.
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