Amulet of a frog

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1279

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a frog is carved in the round and has a flat base. It is crudely cut. It is made of dull greenish-brown polished stone.

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