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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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This barrel bead amulet is decorated in openwork. It depicts two Eyes of Horus (wedjats) with feathers in between them.


Said to be from Egypt, Thebes (Karnak). 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1606-03.1607) for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom or later, Dynasty 20–21, 1186–945 B.C.

Object Place

said to be from Thebes (Karnak), Egypt


Length x width: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets