Amulet of a snake's head

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 0.7 cm (1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1275

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a snake head is carved in the round. It has a loop for suspension at one end. The surface is rough and much worn. It is slightly polished and light brown, unevenly-colored.

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