Sacred eyes

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 20–21
1186–945 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1608

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Light blue glaze; cylindrical; eyes perforated.

Provenance

Said to be from Thebes (Karnak). 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1608-03.1609) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund