Falcon head amulet bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.4540

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This falcon head amulet bead is pierced from the top to the bottom. The uneven, turquoise glazed surface is spotted with brown. There are inlaid white eyes with inlaid black pupils.

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