Eye of Horus (wedjat) ring

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2879

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The shank is broken into two pieces. Bezel is unattached to shank. Bezel is a blue openwork wedjat eye with an elaborate brow.

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