Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
New Kingdom to Late Period
1550–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris East of Pyramid I-b Street G 7000

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2274

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Wedjat eye; on reverse (sunk in) is figure of man with hawk’s head - perhaps Horus; green, pierced.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, debris East of Pyramid I-b Street G 7000. 1924: 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