Seal-shaped pendant

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.3 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4003

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of uniform light blue-green faience, glazed, no incised decoration. Shape is that of a squat, nearly pyramidal seal with ring at top for suspension. Intact.

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