Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 cm (2 x 2 7/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.634

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Lapis Lazuli. Single eye in relief on one side; traces of eye on reverse but badly weathered. Bored lengthwise. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition