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Amulet of an ibis

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Faience; robin's egg blue; glazed; encrusted with brown; Ibis with ring on back.

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, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Length (tip of beak to tail): 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2477

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets