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Seal amulet with a carved shrew mouse on the back and the name of Thutmose III, "the image of Amen," inscrbied on the base

Pottery; deep blue-green; color shades to light green; glazed; figure of rat (?) in relief on back; incised hieroglyphics on lower face.

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. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Accession Number

72.2618

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals