Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris S of mastaba G 7150

Dimensions

1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-889

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This crudely made Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet has the design incised on the front, and a plain curved back. There is a perforation on either side of the pupil, cut half-way through to meet the boring. The details of the pupil and brow have been painted brown.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza debris S of mastaba G 7150. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition