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Heart (ib) amulet

This heart (ib) amulet is made of lapis-lazuli. It is incrusted and the top is broken. There is no hole for suspension.

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

72.1220

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets