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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Accession Number

21.355

Medium or Technique

Malachite (?)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Associated with accession number 21.354. Green wedjat eye, some 131 pieces listed on card or in Field Books under 19-3-165 to 19-3-171.

Accession card reads: “Body. Sacred eye, single. 131 of amazonite, lapis, malachite (?), jasper, etc. Remainder of group from Ku XV listed under 21.354.”

Provenance

From El-Kurru, Pyramid XV, Tomb of Shabaka:Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition