Mold for a funerary amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 7.9 x 2.8 cm (3 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.706

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Molds

A light-colored, fine-texture figure of man in profile to the left. It is modeled in intaglio. The back of the tablet has bevelled edges.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way