Pectoral amulet of Hapy

Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Mummy trappings

Amulet of bright blue-green glazed faience, now with only scant traces of original glaze and heavily incrusted with brown. In the shape of a full-length mummiform figure of the baboon-headed god Hapy (one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased), left profile. Flat, undetailed back. Two holes for attachment to pectoral.


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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way