Pectoral amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 4.4 x 3.8 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.3016

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Turquoise blue; traces of glaze; encrusted with brown; Apis bull on pectoral amulet, with outlines incised on surface; profile to right; four holes; back flat and plain.

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