Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom–Roman Period
2323–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 3.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.186

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Crude wedjat eye with hole in middle.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription