Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
New Kingdom to Late Period
1550–332 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1138

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has incised details of the face, the back is flat and plain. The projection on the top is pierced for suspension. Highly-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