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Amulet of a lion

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Faience; light blue; no glaze; suspension ring on back; one corner of base broken off and missing. Figure of crouching lion.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period, 2323–343 B.C.


Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets