Eye of Horus (wedjat) ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2875

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring is bright blue; glazed; sacred eye (wedjat) in openwork on bezel; good condition.

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