Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Communal grave in the Menkaura pyramid temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.2 x 3.5cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

11.799

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience amulet with deep blue glaze in the shape of a wedjat eye (Eye of Horus); eyebrow and pupil in purple-black; ring at top for suspension. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47.1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition