Amulet of Anubis

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 7.3 x 2.5 cm (2 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

72.1598

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Brilliant blue-green glaze; couchant figure of jackal, (Anubis), with one ear broken.

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