Amulet of a seated animal
Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
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This amulet depicts an animal seated upright. The face is broken. There is a hole in back of the paws for suspension. It is made of polished, dull grayish-black stone that is incrusted with brown.
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