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Amulet of Harpokrates

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This amulet of a standing figure of Harpokrates (Horus the Child) with his finger held to his mouth has a loop at the back of the neck for suspension. The color is pale, greenish-blue.

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

Dimensions

Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1955

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets