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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Faience open-work wedjat eye, pierced length-wise, blue glaze.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Ku 55. 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, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

El-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1756

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets