Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 30 (?)
380–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Other: 2.4 x 1.6 cm (15/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.566

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This pale greenish-white amulet shows the sacred eye of Horus surrounded by serpents wearing sun-disks.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription