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Amulet of white crown of Upper Egypt

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This amulet of the white crown of upper Egypt is made of chalky white stone with no polish. The surface is specked with brown. There is a ring on the back. It is in good condition.

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,

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 3.2 cm (1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1249

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets