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Statuette of Amon

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This bronze statuette represents the god Amen, seated with one hand on lap and the other raised to his chest. He wears a long beard and crown on his head. There are some incrustations and bronze disease. Slight traces of gilding on back and on neck remain.

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 New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 to Ptolemaic Dynast, 1186–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 4.1 cm (5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4402

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture