Plaque with incised eye of Horus (wedjat)

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2241

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets

Faience; greenish-gray; no glaze; eye in relief on face; back flat and plain; hole lengthwise.

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