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Heart (ib) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.858

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This heart (ib) amulet has crude markings on the front. The back is flat and plain. There is a loop at the top for suspension. Opaque, brick-red jasper.

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