Amulet of a votive foot

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2100–2061 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 2.5 x 5.1 cm (1 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4016

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; turquoise blue; no glaze; surface rough; suspension ring at back of foot. Votive foot with toes indicated by incised lines.

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