Amulet of a grotesque face
Overall: 3.8 x 2.9 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)
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This large, flat, polished amulet has a grotesque face carved in relief on one side. The face has hollowed eyes, incised facial details and a beard. The back is flat and uncarved. There is a suspension ring at the top.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way