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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Lapis Lazuli. Single eye in relief on one side; traces of eye on reverse but badly weathered. Bored lengthwise. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From el-Kurru: pyramid 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: 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: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

24.634

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets