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: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

11.979

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; green glaze; dark brown incrustation; hole lengthwise.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (= pillared hall 27), between pillar 6 and wall. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (found by M. Ali); 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