Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 7.6 x 1.2 cm (3 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of turquoise blue faience with slight glaze remaining, in the shape of a papyrus scepter (wadj); no incised detailing. Ring at top for suspension. Broken near middle and mended.
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