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Amulet of Bastet

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Faience; bright blue; purple wig; glazed; full-length, seated figure of Bastet; suspension ring at top.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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


Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets