Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 55

Dimensions

Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1756

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience open-work wedjat eye, pierced length-wise, blue glaze.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 55 (unknown queen of King Piankhy). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition