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Eye Amulet

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
L. 1.6 cm (5/8 in); w. 1.1 cm (7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.193
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
On the back, this wedjat-eye amulet is inscribed with the throne name of Thutmose III, Menkheperre.
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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