Amulet of feathers of Maat

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4819

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets

Stone; ivory white; no polish; smooth surface; incised line on face; ring at back 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