User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Amulet of a shield of Bastet

Start collecting

Faience; bright green; glazed; back flat; ring at back of headdress.

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: 1.9 x 1.6 cm (3/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2738

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets