Eye of Horus (wedjat) ring

Egyptian
1570–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter and length: 2.1 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2878

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring has a bright green glaze with brown incrustation. There is open work with a sacred eye (wedjat) in relief on the bezel.

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