Amulet of a uraeus cobra

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 1.9 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4377

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Wood; dark brown; traces of gilding; uraeus with back split off; part of suspension ring at back.

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