Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

57.487

Medium or Technique

Faience with black painted details

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This blue faience amulet is of a wedjat eye with black painted details. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer