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Amulet of Isis, Nephthys and Harpokrates

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Faience; pale blue; glazed; much encrusted with brown; back flat and plain; ring on back. Placque of three standing deities.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 688–525 B.C.


Height x width: 2.2 x 1.6 cm (7/8 x 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets