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Multiple Isis knot (tyet) amulet

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Light gray; color uniform; no glaze; edge nicked; five knots of Isis in relief and open-work; hole from side to side; same on both faces.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.7 x 4.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4015

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets