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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience amulet with deep blue glaze in the shape of a wedjat eye (Eye of Horus); eyebrow and pupil in purple-black; ring at top for suspension. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.2 x 3.5cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

11.799

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets