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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Body. Sacred eye: single. Carnelian. Eye in relief on one side. On back sunk cartouche of Amenhotep III. (Set in modern metal swivel ring).

Provenance

By 1935: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins collection; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Charles B. Perkins.* (Accession date: January 10, 1935) Four amulets, 35.22-35.25, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Other: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

35.24

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets