Amulet of a lion

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.6 cm (5/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1298

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet depicts a lion with his head turned towards the side with face looking up. The details are finely-cut. It rests on an oval base and has a hole bored below the body for suspension. It is made of slightly-polished, uniformly-colored, black stone. Perfect condition.

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