Plaque with wedjat (eye of Horus)

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1049

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

One side of this rectangular, two-sided placque of light blue glazed faience is decorated with a wedjat eye, representing the eye of Horus. The opposite side is decorated with the wadj hieroglyph.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27, lot c). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition