Heart (ib) amulet
Overall: 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This heart (ib) amulet has Incised details on the front, the back is plain. It is pierced at the top for suspension with original string remaining in the hole. Translucent carnelian.
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