Mold for an eye of Horus ( wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Ex
316–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha

Dimensions

Overall: 2.4 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm (15/16 x 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45967

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Mold for scarab: “From Scarab House.” All of rough unglazed yellow clay: rude irregular hemispheres - with the design for the back of the scarabs sunk in the hollow of the flat side. Various designs. The color varies a good deal - yellow, red, brown. (Pottery Book description)

Provenance

From Tell Nebasha. 1897: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription