Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29.1218

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is one of two hematite wedjat amulets with this field number. The amulet represents the left eye of Horus, with incised details on the front.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition