Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
New Kingdom–Late Period
Height x width: 3.1 x 5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; inlaid sacred eye; left eye; purple on pupil and brow; blue-green in color; glazed; wedjat eye with incised details on the flat back; tip of brow missing; hole lengthwise.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way