Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2316

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets

Faience; grayish white; glazed; no incised ornamentation; ring at top; lower point broken.

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