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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Blue glazed faience. Large single eye; in relief above, small eye is flanked by two winged serpents; below, winged uraeus and small seated hawk-headed human figure. On reverse, incised lion, uraeus, and indeterminate figure. (Card)

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Tomb Ku 52, on ground or sarcophagus platform. March, 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.8 x 8.5 x .6 cm (3 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.679

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets