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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4654

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Glass; purple-blue; polished; lines dull; incrusted with brown; hole lengthwise; broken in two.

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