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Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead

Wedjat bead, blue green glaze.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, South of G 7510 in cross street. March 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, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Thickness x diameter: 0.3 x 1 cm (1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2418

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads