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Amulet of a goddess

Faience; dark blue-green; glazed; incrusted with brown; hole at back of head; full-length, standing figure; rude work. 4 fragments

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

Egyptian, Late Period,

Accession Number

72.2693

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets