Amulet of a snake's head
Overall: 1.7 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This snake head amulet is carved in the round. It is not pierced for suspension. It is very crudely worked with the surface nicked. It is translucent and polished.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way