Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 0.6 x 3.3 cm (1/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2193

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; varied color; gray, purple, and brick-red; no glaze; wedjat eye with incised cross on flat back; broken across center and mended.

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