Hare amulet

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


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 1.9 x 0.5 x 1.8 cm (3/4 x 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2453

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of pale blue, white, and pink faience, unglazed, in the shape of a recumbent hare on a base. Large suspension hole below ears. 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