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.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way