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Amulet of Harpokrates

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Faience; blue green; sllight glaze; seated figure; profile to right; back flat and plain; 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets