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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

This crudely made Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has the design incised on the front, and a plain curved back. There is a perforation on either side of the pupil, cut half-way through to meet the boring. The details of the pupil and brow have been painted brown.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza debris S of mastaba G 7150. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-889

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets