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Amulet of Isis and Horus

This amulet of a seated figure of Isis suckling Horus has a piece missing from the top of its head. There is no glaze,and the color is bright pea-green.

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,

Accession Number

72.1836

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets