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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 1.3 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1154

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has incised details on both convex sides. Two holes bored lengthwise. It is made of opaque, highly polished 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