Eye of Horus (wedjat) ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter and length: 1.7 x 1.8 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2884

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Ths finger ring has a wedjat eye rendered in relief on the bezel. It is intact , with a deep blue glaze.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way