Amulet of a cat

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Ptolemaic Dynasty
1550–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2517

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; pale blue; stripe of green on base; smooth surface; figure of cat with left ear broken off; suspension ring at back of neck.

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