Amulet of grotesque head

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (11/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.849

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a grotesque head has large protruding ears and crudely carved facial features. It is bored from side to side through the head for suspension. It is broken off under the chin.

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