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Amulet of the Apis bull

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Faience;Amulet of Apis, light blue; glazed; bull partly molded and partly marked with incised lines; head missing; back flat and plain.

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 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x height: 2.5 x 1.6 cm (1 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.3017

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets