Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .009 Length:

Accession Number

72.2447

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet. Faience; mottled green and light brown glazed; sacred eye in incised lines on flat base; animal modeled on back; 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