Amulet of a lion

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 1.3 cm (3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1299

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet depicts a recumbent lion with both paws stretched out straight in front. It is roughly cut and has a hole at the top of the back for suspension. It is made of slightly-polished, uniformly-colored, pale-green stone. In 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