Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
New Kingdom–Late Period
1550–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 3.1 x 5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2273

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

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