Heart (ib) or head amulet
Overall: 1.3 x 1 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way