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Wedjat eye seal

New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty 18
reign of Akhenaten
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
From Egypt
Glazed steatite
L. 1.6 cm (5/8 in.); W. 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
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Neferkheperure Waenra (Akhenaten's prenomen)
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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