Multiple eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet



Overall: 1.9 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm (3/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

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Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

This multiple wedjat eye amulet is in the shape of a scaraboid. There are elaborate detailed carvings of four Eyes of Horus (wedjats) on the convex upper face. The lower face is flat with one Eye of Horus (wedjat) carved in relief on a sunken panel. It is bored lengthwise. The piece is in good condition. Unpolished, gray, chalky-white stone.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way