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Papyrus-column (wadj) plaque amulet

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The papyrus-column (wadj) image is in relief on a rectangular plaque, the back is flat and plain. The image of the wadj is stylized. It is made of light green stone with spot of white, highly polished. The ring at the top is broken. Perfect condition. See 72.1258.


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



Overall: 0.9 x 2.2 cm (3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets