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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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The face of this Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet is convex and sculpted with details of the eye in relief, the back is flat and plain. It is bored lengthwise for suspension. Highly-polished, opaque carnelian.

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: 1.6 x 2.1 cm (5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1127

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets