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Inscribed eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Steatite; brilliant dark green; glazed; eye in relief on face; back flat with incised cartouche and hieroglyphics; hole lengthwise. Inscribed for Ramesses II

Inscription

weser maat re setep en re

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: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2257

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets