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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience; dark blue glaze; good condition; hole lengthwise.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (= pillared hall 27). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M.Kh.); 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: 2.1 x 1.6 cm (13/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.988

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets