Amulet of a crocodile
Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. Faience; blue-green; glazed; incrusted with brown; head broken off and missing; hole below 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