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Amulet of a kneeling calf

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Wood; gilded over white priming; clumsy work; flat bottom; crouching bull with suspension ring at 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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Probably New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4374

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets