Amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 1.6 cm (1/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1255

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet has incised details on the face, the back is flat and plain. It may represent the menkhet, or counterpoise amulet. There is a projection at the top but no hole. It is made of light brown, polished stone. The surface is cracked.

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