Amulet of a hippopotamus
Height x length: 1.3 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience;hippopotamus robin’s egg blue; glazed; incrusted with brown; ring at 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