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Unidentified amulet (?)

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This peg-shaped unidentified amulet (?) has a rounded head and a pointed tapering shaft. The shape is uneven. It is made of yellow white stone with a slight polish.

Provenance

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

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 3.2 cm (5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1251

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets