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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.6 x 1.8 cm (5/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.989

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, room J1 (= pillared hall 27). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M.Kh.); 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