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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 2.8 x 3.5 cm (1 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2289

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; dark sage-green and purple; glazed eye in relief and open-work in square; same on both sides; holes 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way