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Mold for an eye of Horus ( wedjat) amulet

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Mold for scarab: "From Scarab House." All of rough unglazed yellow clay: rude irregular hemispheres - with the design for the back of the scarabs sunk in the hollow of the flat side. Various designs. The color varies a good deal - yellow, red, brown. (Pottery Book description)


From Naukratis. 1997: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Ex, 316–30 B.C.


Naukratis, Egypt


Overall: 2.4 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm (15/16 x 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids