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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 53 B, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Other: 1.3cm (1/2in.)

Accession Number

19.2681

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Two wedjat eyes, pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 B (tomb of queen Tabiry). 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