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Amulet of Isis and Horus

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Amulet of light blue-green glazed faience; glaze heavily worn down to underlying beige paste in many areas. Lower part of remains only: motif is that of the goddess Isis, seated on throne, suckling the child Horus. Isis remains from waist down only; legs and torso of the seated child; chair...

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

Dimensions

Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1834

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets