Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, near 52 / near doll

Dimensions

Width x length: 4 x 5.6 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.888

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of blue glazed faience, in the shape of a wedjat eye with pupil and eye in dark purple. Some incised detailing on eyebrow. One small chip mising. Loop at top for suspension. .

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple. 1911: 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