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Amulet of Isis

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This amulet of a standing figure of Isis has a hole at the back for suspension. It is made of lapis lazuli and has much brown incrustation.


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



Overall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets