Amulet of sun disc with uraei

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.9 cm (5/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1186

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a sun disc has uraei flanking both sides. The ring for suspension is at the top of the disc, the back is flat and plain. The surface is rough and carving lines crude. It is made of gray-brown stone.

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