Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 220

Dimensions

Length: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2888

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Blue faience wedjat bead, pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 220. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition