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Pectoral amulet of Hapy

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Amulet of bright blue-green glazed faience, now with only scant traces of original glaze and heavily incrusted with brown. In the shape of a full-length mummiform figure of the baboon-headed god Hapy (one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased), left profile. Flat,...

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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. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.3000

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings