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Neith fetish amulet

This Neith fetish amulet is modeled in the round and has incised details all around. It is bored lengthwise. Light-colored, translucent carnelian. This amulet is the emblem of the ancient war goddess of the Delta region, Neith. The emblem consists of a very stylized pair of bows tied together....

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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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Accession Number

72.844

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets