Amulet of a hand
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (3/4 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Carnelian. Closed fist holding cross-bar, thumb projecting down. modeled on one face; suspension ring. Perfect.
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.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund