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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.2 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1053

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; dark blue glaze; broken and half missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (= pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 71. 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