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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)

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45967

Medium or Technique

Clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids