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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Faience; bright green; wedjat eye with purple brow and pupil; glaze worn; surface rough; back plain; hole lengthwise; broken. In five pieces plus fragments.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period,

Findspot

San-el-Hagar, Egypt

Accession Number

85.589

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets