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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm (3/8 x 7/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1118

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

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 ring at the top for suspension. Slightly-polished, lapis lazuli.

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