Amulet of a crocodile
Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
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Not On View
Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. Faience; gray-green; glazed; incrusted with brown; hole through neck.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way