Eye of Horus (wedjat) plaque
Third Intermediate Period or later
1075 B.C., or later
Height x width: 8.4 x 9 cm (3 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Lead and tin
Not On View
Plaque decorated with an incised wedjat eye, used to cover the embalmer’s incision on the mummy. This plaque retains traces of the original linen of the mummy wrappings.
Sealed with dessicating silica gel.
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
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way