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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

The smallest is in pale green stone, the largest is in greenish, multi stone.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room IV. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.) Overall: 1.6 x 1.8 cm (5/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2741

Medium or Technique

Amazonite?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets