Eye of Horus (wedjat) pectoral

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.8 x 8.5 x .6 cm (3 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.679

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience. Large single eye; in relief above, small eye is flanked by two winged serpents; below, winged uraeus and small seated hawk-headed human figure. On reverse, incised lion, uraeus, and indeterminate figure. (Card)

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition