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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Amulet of blue glazed faience, in the shape of a wedjat eye with pupil and eye in dark purple. Some incised detailing on eyebrow. One small chip mising. Loop at top for suspension. .

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 1911: 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, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 4 x 5.6 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.888

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets