Amulet of a lion
Late Old Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period
Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; light blue; no glaze; suspension ring on back; one corner of base broken off and missing. Figure of crouching lion.
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.
(Accession date: June 28,1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way