Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
New Kingdom or later, Dynasty 20–21
1186–945 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, said to be from Thebes (Karnak)

Dimensions

Length x width: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

03.1606

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This barrel bead amulet is decorated in openwork. It depicts two Eyes of Horus (wedjats) with feathers in between them.

Provenance

Said to be from Egypt, Thebes (Karnak). 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1606-03.1607) for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund