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Amulet of Bastet

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Stone; light brown;slight polish; full-length standing figure; back flat and plain; hole through head; worn and nicked.

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, Cm. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, 1070–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.7 x 1.9 cm (2 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.814

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets