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Bracelet with wedjat eye amulets and barrel beads

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
Linen, gold, glass, faience
Diam. ca. 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
Strung on this single strand of 2-ply linen cord are three gold barrel beads alternating with wedjat eye amulets, one of faience and two of dark blue glass. The wedjat amulets represent the healed eye of the falcon-god Horus, a powerful symbol of protection and regeneration. This is one of four bracelets found around the left wrist of Henettawy’s mummy.
Museum excavations 1923–24. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1925.

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