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Amulet of a head of a panther

This amulet of a panther's head is bright blue with some discolored green areas. The back is flat, it is incrusted with brown and there are two holes for suspension, one at the forehead and one at the nose. The faience has a thick glassy glaze. The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way


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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets