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Amulet of Neith

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This amulet of dull, light brown stone portrays a standing figure of the ancient war goddess of the Delta region, Neith. She wears a long sheath dress and her characteristic headgear, the red crown of Lower Egypt. Since Neith was one of the four goddesses who protected the organs of the dead,...

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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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.1345

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets