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Frog amulet

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Amulet of stone of yellowish-green and brownish color (possibly serpentine?) in the form of a frog; slight polish. Some wear, but intact. Not pierced for suspension.


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 Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 2.2 x 1.6 x 2.1 cm (7/8 x 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Serpentine or granite?


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets