Amulet of a phallic boy

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x Length: 1.9 x 3.2 cm (3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4055

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Pale greenish blue; slight glaze; color uniform; rude lines; somewhat encrusted; figure of phallic boy with suspension ring at back.

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