Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Temple B 503 ex 1 pit

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 0.6 x 2.4 cm (3/4 x 1/4 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2255

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Wedjat eye white body, blue glaze incomplete. Two sides incised, identical.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple B 503 ex 1 pit. 1920: 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