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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Faience; light blue glaze; incised details; good condition.


From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (= pillared hall 27), between pillar 6 and wall. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M. Ali); assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets