Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 2.1 cm (5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1127

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

The face of this Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet is convex and sculpted with details of the eye in relief, the back is flat and plain. It is bored lengthwise for suspension. Highly-polished, opaque 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