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Shen amulet

Egyptian


Object Place: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.2 cm (5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1189

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This shen amulet is made of light brown stone. The surface is nicked.

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