Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom–Roman Period
2323–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 1.9 x 2.5 cm (3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

72.2171

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; bluish green; wedjat eye with purple on pupil and brow; encrusted; convex face; hole lengthwise; back flat and plain.

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