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Plaques inscribed with Eye of Horus (wedjat)

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–653 B.C.


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

Dimensions

3.6 x 2.6 x .5 cm (1 7/16 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12208

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

2 flat plaques of bones with wedjat eye, one right, other left, both broken, edges slightly bevelled for inlaying. (a) has traces of black color on iris.

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