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Amulet of a human head

Glass; white skin; yellow lips; blue beard, eye-brows, eyelids and iris; green hair; ring at top; hollow; large piece broken out of back and sides.

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, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–364 A.D.

Accession Number

72.4542

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets