Fragment of pectoral

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 7 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.773

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Steatite, covered with turqoise-blue glaze; oval opening in center; standing figure on each side, boat below; lotus flower tassels below; openings for inlay work; reverse has man kneeling before seated figure; incised borders; almost half of the object is missing.

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