Amulet of a snake's head
Overall: 2.1 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The facial features of this amulet of a snake’s head are modeled.There is a ring for suspension at the top. It is made of dull brown stone with a rough surface. Perfect condition.
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