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Ivory inlay fragments and eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Large wedjat eye pierced horizontaly, and seven pieces of three-dimensional almond-shaped ivory, plus other fragments with fine relief. See also: 21.308a-h; 24.1018; 19-3-1581a; and Eg.Inv.1490.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (Shebitku), room A. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Wedjat eye: 2.1 x 5.7 x 1 cm (13/16 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19-3-1581d

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments