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Amulet of Harpokrates

Bronze; standing figure, left hand raised to his mouth; lock of youth at right. Rectangular base, broken at front end. Reddish color.


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, Third Intermediate Period–Late Period, Dynasty 2, 1070–332 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets