Amulet of double Apis-bull

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.9 cm (1/2 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2750

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; bright blue; glazed; incrusted with brown; halves of two bulls joined in middle and facing each way; in relief; ring at top broken; back flat and plain.

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