Amulet of a fish

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 2.4 cm (1/2 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1347

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a fish is pierced for suspension through its mouth. The details of scales and fins are indicted by incised lines. It is worn and chipped. It has a blue-green glaze.

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