Amulet of a hippopotamus
Height x length: 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; hippopotamus blue-green; traces of glaze; incrusted with brown; rude work; ring at 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