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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience; light pea-green, brown and yellow; glazed; wedjat eyes with open-work; back flat, green in color, and with incised details; hole lengthwise; much broken. Probably originally four eyes, only one remains.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom–Roman Period, 2323–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x length: 3.1 x 3.8 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.2301

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets