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Papyrus-column (wadj) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 1.6 cm (1/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1241

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This papyrus-column (wadj) amulet is made of white stone with tinge of green with no polish. The surface is incrusted with brown. There is a ring for suspension.

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