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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet is flat and undecorated on both sides. There is a loop at the top for suspension. The surface is rough. Pale green stone that is streaked with white.

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,

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm (9/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1108

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets