Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1502

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carnelian. Suspension ring at top, one face with rudimentary relief cutting. Front lower projection missing.

Provenance

By 1935: with Mrs. Adelaide Hammond; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Adelaide Hammond.*
(Accession date: October 3, 1935)

*Fourteen amulets, 35.1496-35.1509, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund