Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead
Legacy dimension: .019 Length: .016 W.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This barrel bead has a wedjat eye carved on each side. The brows and pupils are in purple. The boring hole is large.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way