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Amulet of Harpokrates

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Glass; pale green; uniform color; semi-translucent; broken at knees and lower part missing; ring at back, broken.

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, Third Intermediate Period–Late Period, Dynasty 21–30, 1070–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 0.9 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4530

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets