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Amulet of Bastet

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Faience; light green; strong glaze; seated figure of Bastet; broken and mended at waist; feet missing; mid-section of figure's right arm is broken off; figure's left arm broken off at elbow; openwork decoration on seat; suspension ring on back.

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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 26, 1070–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2026

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets