Heart (ib) or head amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.871

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This stylized heart (ib) or head amulet has crudely formed incised details. The back is flat and plain. It is pierced at the top for suspension. Translucent carnelian.

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