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Amulet of a uraeus cobra

This amulet of a uraeus serpent has incised lines on front, the back is flat and plain. There is a ring for suspension at the top. It is made of translucent, polished carnelian. There is a piece broken off from lower part and missing.

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

72.1270

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets