Inscribed eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2257

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Steatite; brilliant dark green; glazed; eye in relief on face; back flat with incised cartouche and hieroglyphics; hole lengthwise. Inscribed for Ramesses II

Inscription

weser maat re setep en re

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