Amulet of a phallic boy
Height x width: 2.2 x 1.6 cm (7/8 x 5/8 in.)
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Pale sage-green; color uniform; no glaze; somewhat encrusted with brown; good modeling; figure of seated phallic boy with suspension ring at back.
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