Amulet of a uraeus cobra

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 2.1 x 3.5 cm (13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2456

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; pale purple color; glazed; uraeus with front elaborately decorated with incised details; base nicked; suspension ring on top.

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