Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)
Likely Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Length: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of bright blue faience with heavy glaze. Shaped as a papyrus scepter (wadj) with incised lines as added detail at neck. Ring at top for suspension.
Found in two pieces (11/03).
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