This rosette amulet is an element of a broad collar where the loops for suspension are at the top and bottom. It is part of the group of flat-backed fruit and floral amuletic jewelry. The back is rough and flat. The amulet is glazed blue.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way