String of Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris W of Mastaba G 7769

Dimensions

Overall length of string: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.) Length x width of largest bead: 1.8 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.) Length x width of smallest bead: 0.7 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30-11-9

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of twenty-six roughly made round and square wedjat beads of various sizes in blue or green glaze.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Debris W of Mastaba G 7769. November 1930: 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