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Sacred eyes

Light blue glaze; cylindrical; eyes perforated.

Provenance

Said to be from Thebes (Karnak). 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1608-03.1609) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 20–21, 1186–945 B.C.

Accession Number

03.1608

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets