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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1145

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has incised details on the front. The back is flat and plain. The projection at the top is not pierced for suspension. Both sides of the eye are broken off. Reddish-brown translucent 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