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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience; pale sage green; traces of glaze; each side slightly convex; four eyes on each side; scalloped edge; hole lenghtwise; edge nicked.

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: 3.8 x 4.1 cm (1 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2299

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets