Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Other: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1454

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) and amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Four alabaster and three light green amazonite Eye of Horus ( wedjat) amulets (seven in all); modern stringing. Some of the many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Meruna. / Exp. Ph. A 3164 7/1-7. [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition