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Glazed eye amulet: E.118.1921

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Current Location: Gallery 24

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Glazed eye amulet

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Faience wedjat eye amulet

Faience wedjat eye amulet. This object represents the eye of Horus and was worn to protect the owner, here in death. Excavated at the Sanam cemetery and from tomb 1459 (see also E.120-124.1921, which are from the same tomb).

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.025 m
Length: 0.035 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia (1912-13)

Dating

Meroitic
Production date: circa 700 BC

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.118.1921
Primary reference Number: 52137
Oldadmincategory: A
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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