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Amulet of a pectoral tablet

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Faience; bright blue; strong glaze; full-length standing figure of Imsety; profile to right; incised on surface; back flat and plain; two holes.

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,

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 1.9 cm (1 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.3013

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals