Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1131

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has incised details on the convex face, the back surface is plain. It is bored lengthwise for suspension. Highly-polished, light brown and white, mottled carnelian.

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