Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)
Likely Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Length x depth: 9.5 x 2.8 cm (3 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of pale light blue faience with glaze somewhat worn. Shaped as a papyrus scepter (wadj) with incised detailing at top and bottom. Ring at top for suspension. Intact.
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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way