Amulet of an ibis

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length (tip of beak to tail): 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2477

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; robin’s egg blue; glazed; encrusted with brown; Ibis with ring on back.

Provenance

By 1836, Robert Hay (b. 1799 - d. 1863), Nunraw and Linplum, Scotland; by inheritance to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay (b. 1840 - d. 1928), Linplum, Scotland. Rollin and Feuardent, London; 1868, sold by Rollin and Feuardent to Samuel A. Way (1816-1872), Boston; by desent to his son, Charles Granville Way (b. 1841 - d. 1912), Boston; 1872, gift of Granville Way to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way