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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Wedjat eye; broken and incomplete. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspension hook in back, incised details.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Other: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1428

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets