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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Small amulet, bored through length and 3 holes from side to side, blue

Provenance

From Giza, between G 7120 and 7130, Avenue G 2. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, end of Dynasty 4,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.2 x 0.7 cm (1/4 x 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2737

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets