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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

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These beads, in the form of wedjat-eyes, have widthwise borings. Found in the tomb of King Shabaqa, they are probably part of a necklace and were complemented by two additional eyes of silver. (Sudan catalogue) Body. Sacred eyes - single. Five of sheet gold, hollow, with details in relief,...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Tomb 15, in robber's debris of Chambers A and B. March, 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 713–698 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.0 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (3/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.357

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets