Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)

Egyptian
Likely Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

72.2308

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of pale greenish-blue faience with uneven glaze in current state. In the shape of a papyrus scepter (wadj) with incised detailing added. Ring at top for suspension. Intact.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way