Mummy bandage inscribed with a wedjat eye
- Third Intermediate Period
- late Dynasty 21
- ca. 1000–945 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Henettawy F (MMA 59), MMA excavations, 1923–24
- L. 15 × W. 12 cm (5 7/8 × 4 3/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1925
- Accession Number:
Henettawy's unembalmed body was wrapped in bandages of fine linen, inscribed in places with protective emblems. This fringed square bears a wedjat, the healed eye of Horus, roughly drawn in ink. Wounded in battle and then made whole again, this eye was a potent symbol of regeneration. In this context, it indicated that the linen was of very fine quality.