Ankh amulet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.8 x 0.5 x 0.6 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2351

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of light blue faience, glazed, in the shape of an ankh (hieroglyphic sign for “life”). Incised detiailing; upper loop component left solid, though indicated by detailing. Hole through back for suspension. Intact.

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