Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W., W643

Dimensions

Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1458.1-7

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

7 pale green glazed faience wedjat eyes inlaid with bone or ivory, row of scarabs in relief between eye and brow. The same on both sides. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb W 643. 1923: 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