Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid IV (Queen Khensa)

Dimensions

Thickness: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.2286

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Wedjat bead; pierced lengthwise with incised details.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 4 (Queen Khensa). 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