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Amulet of Thoth

This amulet of a standing figure has feet that are broken off and missing and a loop at the back for suspension. It has a bright blue glaze.

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

72.1976

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets