Amulet of Ra as a ram-headed falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 4.1 x 1.9 cm (1 5/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4534

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Glass; white; incrusted with brown; back flat and plain; finely modeled figure of ram-headed falcon; profile to right; edges broken; broken and mended.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way