Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, debris east of GI-C,south of Room R, Isis Temple

Dimensions

1.8 x 1.7 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-299

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is an Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet. The details of the brow, eyeline and pupil are painted black. It is pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, surface debris east of GI-C, south of Room R of Isis Temple. 1926: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition