Pectoral

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 11.5 x 1.1 cm (3 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.772

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

This pectoral is made of black stone with some polish. It is decorated with incised winged female figures on each side of a smooth area and incised borders. The reverse has incised decoration of a man making an offering before a king.It is broken and mended; the lower right corner is missing.

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