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Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Horse grave 211

Dimensions

Length of beads: approximately 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.10564

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

35 blue faience wedjat beads with incised details; from the neck of a horse.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 211. 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