Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1140

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has incised details of the eye, eyebrow, and markings of the falcon on the face, the back is flat and plain. The amulet is not pierced for suspension. Slightly-polished, purple-brown 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