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Amulet of Thoth

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Faience; blue-green; glazed; incrusted with brown; full-length, standing figure in profile to right; surface rough; back flat and plain; ring at top.

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

Height x width: 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.2720

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets