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Amulet of a human head

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–364 A.D.


Dimensions

Other: 5.4 x 1.9 cm (2 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4542

Medium or Technique

Glass

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Glass; white skin; yellow lips; blue beard, eye-brows, eyelids and iris; green hair; ring at top; hollow; large piece broken out of back and sides.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way