Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .019 Length: .016 W.

Accession Number

72.2304

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads

This barrel bead has a wedjat eye carved on each side. The brows and pupils are in purple. The boring hole is large.

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