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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has incised details on the front. The back is flat and plain. The projection at the top has incised ridges and is bored for suspension. Fine condition. Black polished stone.

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: 1.7 x 1.5 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1142

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets