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This pectoral is made of black stone with some polish. It is decorated with incised winged female figures on each side of a smooth area and incised borders. The reverse has incised decoration of a man making an offering before a king.It is broken and mended; the lower right corner is missing.


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: 9.2 x 11.5 x 1.1 cm (3 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals