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Fragment of an unidentified amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm (5/8 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.839

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This unidentified amulet fragment has Incised details on the front, the back is plain. It is pierced at the top for suspension with original string remaining in the hole. Translucent carnelian.

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