Pyramid-shaped seal amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm (1/4 x 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1096

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This pyramid-shaped seal amulet has smooth undecorated slightly concave sides. There is a loop at the top for suspension. It is broken on one side. Polsihed, light gray-green stone.

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