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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

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Four alabaster and three light green amazonite Eye of Horus ( wedjat) amulets (seven in all); modern stringing. Some of the many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Meruna. / Exp. Ph. A 3164 7/1-7. [Excav. date] March, 1923. 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, about 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Other: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1454

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) and amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets