Heart (ib) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 2 x 0.9 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.803

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This heart (ib) amulet has incised details on the back which imitate the markings of a scarab. The base is flat and plain. It is not pierced for suspension. It is made of unpolished, lIght gray stone.

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