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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

One Wedjat eye, stained from contact with silver; a bead was formerly stuck to this object.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 77625, resting on top of large, wooden anthropoid coffin from below head, small body. 1929 : 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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29-12-240a2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets