Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 2 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1123

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Both sides of this Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet are plain and flat. It is not pierced for suspension. It is in perfect condition. Finely-grained, polished white marble.

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