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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Body: Sacred Eye - Single. Carnelian. Suspension ring at top, one face with rudimentary relief cutting. Perfect.

Provenance

By 1935: with Mrs. Adelaide Hammond; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Adelaide Hammond.* (Accession date: October 3, 1935) *Fourteen amulets, 35.1496-35.1509, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2350–2170 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 1.9 x 1.6 x 0.5 cm (3/4 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.1496

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets