Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 2.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1129

Medium or Technique

Yellow faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

The front surface of this Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has an incised herringbone pattern on the eyebrow and eye. The back is flat and plain. It has several nicks. It is bored lengthwise for suspension. Yellow-brown, finely-grained faience.

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