User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Amulet of a lion

Start collecting

Faience; pale green and brown; color much worn; slight traces of glaze; chipped; no suspension ring. Figure of crouching lion.

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

Dimensions

Length: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

72.2492

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets