User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Start collecting

Large blue faience wedjat eye. Design in relief on both sides. Part missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, in street between Mastabas G 7540 and G 7550, radim. 1927: 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

Height x length: 2.1 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

27.1943

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets