Eye of Horus (wedjat) pectoral

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.8 x 8.5 x .6 cm (3 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.679

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience. Large single eye; in relief above, small eye is flanked by two winged serpents; below, winged uraeus and small seated hawk-headed human figure. On reverse, incised lion, uraeus, and indeterminate figure. (Card)

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition