Heart amulet

Egyptian
Late Period


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.9 x 1.2 cm (3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1200

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carnelian(?); translucent; finely veined; high polish; fine cutting; hole at top; perfect specimen.

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