Amulet of a head

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


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1501

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carnelian face. Suspension ring at top. Ears and beard projecting. Rudimentary relief on face. 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