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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1121

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Both sides of this Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet are flat and plain with a projection at the top with vertical incised lines but is not pierced for suspension. Dark-gray, unpolished, finely-grained stone.

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