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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.


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.

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Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World