Pendant (?)

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.8 x 1 x 0.7 cm (11/16 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.791

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Pendant in shape of human molar; pierced laterally 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