Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Communal grave in the Menkaura pyramid temple
Height x width: 5.2 x 3.5cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition