Heart (ib) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 2.2 cm (5/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1221

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This heart (ib) amulet is made of greenish white and black stone with a rough unpolished surface. The top is broken. There is no hole for suspension.

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