Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 2 cm (3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1137

Medium or Technique

Amazonite Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet is icarved n relief on the front face, the back is flat and plain. The projection on the top is pierced for suspension. Unpolished, pale green amazonite.

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