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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience; inlaid sacred eye; left eye; purple on pupil and brow; blue-green in color; glazed; wedjat eye with incised details on the flat back; tip of brow missing; hole lengthwise.

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

Height x width: 3.1 x 5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2273

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets