Amulet of a seated animal

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1303

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet depicts an animal seated upright. The face is broken. There is a hole in back of the paws for suspension. It is made of polished, dull grayish-black stone that is incrusted with brown.

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