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Amulet of ankh

Faience; greenish-blue; slight glaze; incised details on face; hole through back; good condition.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Accession Number

72.2350

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets