Amulet of an ibis

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


Dimensions

Length (tip of beak to tail): 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2477

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; robin’s egg blue; glazed; encrusted with brown; Ibis with ring on 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way