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Amulet of Mut and Khonsu

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Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. She is pictured as a woman wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. This amulet of pale, olive-green faience shows her seated and holding her son, the infant god Khonsu, in her lap....

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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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–760 B.C.


Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets