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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has some detail carved on the convex surface, the back is flat and plain. It is bored lengthwise. Pale brown shaded to yellow stone, polished.


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


Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets