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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 2.2cm (7/8in.)

Accession Number

72.2266

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; light green; color worn to chalky-white; no glaze; incised details on both sides; 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way