Amulet of a recumbent lion

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 2.2 x 0.5 x 2.0 cm (7/8 x 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2497

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of light blue faience with slight glaze remaining. The shape is that of a recumbent lion. Ring on back for suspension. Intact.

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