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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid XV, room A

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4cm (9/16in.)

Accession Number

19.1948

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Wedjat eye amulet with incised details; pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of king Shabaka). 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