Eye of Horus (wedjat) ring

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter and length: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2877

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring is light gray and green; traces of glaze; much incrusted; sacred eye (wedjat) on bezel; fair condition and broken in two pieces.

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