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Isis knot (tyet) amulet

This tyet amulet has very crude lines and is not pierced for suspension. It is broken at both ends, It is unpolished. A type of amulet known as the tyet consists of an open, knotted loop of cloth from which hangs a long sash flanked by a pair of loops. These amulets were closely associated...

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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,

Accession Number

72.817

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets