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Pectoral amulet of Qebesenuef

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This amulet of a bright blue, full-length, standing figure with the profile to the right is made of faience with a strong glaze. There are black bands painted on front. The back is flat and plain and there are two suspension rings.

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, Third Intermediate Period, 1070–712 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.2997

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets