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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet. Faience; mottled green and light brown glazed; sacred eye in incised lines on flat base; animal modeled on back; 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

Egyptian,

Accession Number

72.2447

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets