Amulet of a hand

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.7 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1509

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carnelian. Closed fist holding cross-bar, thumb projecting down. modeled on one face; suspension ring. Perfect.

Provenance

By 1935: with Mrs. Adelaide Hammond; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Adelaide Hammond.*
(Accession date: October 3, 1935)

*Fourteen amulets, 35.1496-35.1509, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund