Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period


Dimensions

Overall: 6.3 x 2.2 cm (2 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2302

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; traces of pale blue-green; lines in black; convex face has twenty-one eyes in relief; flat back has incised eye; hole lengthwise.

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.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way