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Two eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 405–369 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid XXII

Dimensions

Width x length: 1 x 1.4 cm (3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21-3-597a

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

These travertine amulets represent the eye of the sky god Horus (wedjat).

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. Sout), Pyramid XXII. 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