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Amulet of Min

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Faience; pale green; no glaze; full-length, standing figure of Amen broken in two pieces; encrusted with brown; piece missing from left side of head and left side of upper body; suspension ring at back.

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–Hellenistic Period (Pt, 1070–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4046

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets