Papyrus-column (wadj) plaque amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 2.2 cm (3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1259

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

The papyrus-column (wadj) image is in relief on a rectangular plaque, the back is flat and plain. The image of the wadj is stylized. It is made of light green stone with spot of white, highly polished. The ring at the top is broken. Perfect condition. See 72.1258.

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