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Amulet of Mut

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 shows the goddess standing and stepping forward, although the feet are now missing. There is a hole...

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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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–760 B.C.

Accession Number

72.2692

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets