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Seal amulet

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2130–1980 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: .7 x 1 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.3830

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Blue-green glazed scarab seal with an incised geometric pattern on the base.

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