Amulet of a cartouche

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 3.2 cm (3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1247

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a cartouche is made of lapis-lazuli (?), which is incrusted. The back is nicked. There is no hole for suspension.

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