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Amulet of a shield of Bastet

Silver; black with oxidation; very thin incised eye on shield; head of Bastet above in relief; good condition.

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

72.4662

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets