Amulet of a uraeus cobra

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 2.2 cm (5/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1271

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a uraeus serpent has incised lines on front, the back is flat and plain. There is a ring for suspension at the top. It is made of translucent, polished carnelian.

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