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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Wedjat eye amulet with incised details; pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of king Shabaka). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4cm (9/16in.)

Accession Number

19.1948

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets