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Plaque inscribed with eye of Horus (wedjat)

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 177

Dimensions

3.2 x 2.5 x .5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12218

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Two rectangular plaques, both broken, each with an incised wedjat eye, similar to 21-2-668.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 177. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition