Lotiform collar terminal
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–19
Length x width x depth: 3.6 x 4.8 x 0.5 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue-glazed collar terminal molded in the shape of a lotus flower. The terminal was once attached to a broad collar of faience beads that imitated real floral collars. It has now been restrung with additional components to form a broad collar (see 65.1723).
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.
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