Amulet of a grotesque face
Overall: 1.3 x 1.9 cm (1/2 x 3/4 in.)
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This dark brown, polished amulet has a grotesque face carved in relief with finely detailed facial features, hair, a beard, and hollowed eyes. The back of the amulet is uncarved.There is a suspension ring at the top.
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