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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

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Three complete and fragment of fourth, details on both sides of all. On the largest, the eyebrow, the iris and the curved line below are painted black.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 134. 1921: 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 unknown ruler, 743–698 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 3.7 cm (1 1/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12117

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets