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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, debris south of enclosing wall of Isis Temple, Street 7000

Dimensions

Height x length: 0.9 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-697

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Small rectangular Wedjat Eye. Design in relief touched up with red and brown. Flat back with crossed lines incised. Bored, light blue glaze.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7000, debris south of the enclosing wall of Isis Temple. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition