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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Faience; light green; color worn to chalky-white; no glaze; incised details on both sides; hole lengthwise.


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

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–343 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets