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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience amulet with blue-green glaze in the shape of the Eye of Horus (wedjat), openwork withing rectangular frame. Eyebrow and pupil painted black; incised detailing especially in eye proper and eyelash. The wedjat-eye was considered a potent symbol of protection and was one of the most...

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Provenance

From the ancient town near Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: Excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1887: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 688–664 B.C.

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Ancient town near Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.5 x 3.9 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.617

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets