Unidentified amulet (?)

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 3.2 cm (5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1251

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This peg-shaped unidentified amulet (?) has a rounded head and a pointed tapering shaft. The shape is uneven. It is made of yellow white stone with a slight polish.

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