Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, rm 5

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2652

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, mottled- stone, steatite, hematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Five wedjats: vary slightly in size and shape, various materials, one with trace of gold foil, one with trace of cloth adhering.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room 5. 1929 : 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