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Pectoral amulet of Qebesenuef

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Gray-blue; no glaze; full-length, standing figure; profile to left; back flat and plain; good modeling; two holes.

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

Other: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2999

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets