Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyr. Temple, G.M.T. / J' / Lot C3 /M.Kl

Dimensions

Overall: 0.1 x 0.1 cm (1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1001

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet is in the shape of a rectangular plaque. There is a roughly etched wedjat eye on one side and papyrus column (wadj) on the other side. It is in good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. Menkaura Pyramid Temple, GMT J' Lot C3 / M. Kl. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition