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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Gold, details in relief on both sides; length-wise hole; perfect condition.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.2cm (5/16 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

20.252

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets