Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1134

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

There are incised details on the front of this Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet. The back is flat and plain. The projection on the top is not pierced for suspension. Slightly-polished, black-and-white, mottled stone.

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