Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.5 x 2.8 x 0.5 cm (1 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1132

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of black granite with slight polish and incised detailing in the shape of an eye of Horus (wedjat). Not pierced; intact.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way