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According to Egyptian mythology, the young sun god was borne up out of the primordial waters of chaos inside a blue lotus flower, which opened to reveal him on the first morning. The artist of this fine pendant characterized the god's tender age with the sidelock of youth. He is seated with...

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By 1964, with Spink and Sons, London (said by them to have been acquired from Borchardt and to have come from Abu Gurob), purchased by Horace L. Mayer; 1964, purchased by Horace L. Mayer and lent to the MFA; 1968, given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer in memory of Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: December 27, 1968)

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.


height x width pendant 7.1 x 2.5 cm (2 13/16 x 1 in.). Length chain (doubled) 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold with glass inlays


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants