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Plaque with wedjat (eye of Horus)

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One side of this rectangular, two-sided placque of light blue glazed faience is decorated with a wedjat eye, representing the eye of Horus. The opposite side is decorated with the wadj hieroglyph.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27, lot c). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1049

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets