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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Wedjat eye, a small ornament which has been soldered to a larger piece, slightly concave, sheet of gold.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid XX, February 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 185–50 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Begarawiya West, Sudan (Nubia)

Dimensions

1.1 x 1.2 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-101

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets