Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x width x depth: 2.8 x 0.5 x 0.6 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of light blue faience, glazed, in the shape of an ankh (hieroglyphic sign for “life”). Incised detiailing; upper loop component left solid, though indicated by detailing. Hole through back 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