Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 609

Dimensions

Length:1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-74

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Forty-five wedjat eyes, blue faience, plus one broken. Open work, cut by hand, both sides pierced lengthwise

Provenance

From Beg. West 609. 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