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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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This yellow faience amulet is of an openwork wedjat eye and has a black glaze on the eyebrowns and pupils. The design is formed by four wedjat eyes connected by two columns, whose capitals are touching in center. The wedjat eye represents Horus' left eye lost in battle and later restored...

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Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7758 X, debris of pit itself. 1931: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x Depth x Length: 4.4 x 0.5 x 5.2 cm (1 3/4 x 3/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.251

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets