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Amulet of a djed-pillar and phallus

This amulet of a djed-pillar is combined with a phallus. It is made of a polished fine-grained dull black stone. It is in 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Accession Number

72.1244

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets