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Flat-backed floral amulet

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This floral amulet in a palmette design has a flat back and a bright blue glaze. It was part of a necklace. The top loop is still attached but the bottom loop is broken off.


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



Legacy dimension: .028 Length: .09 D. Height 2.6 x Width 2.0 cm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets