Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.489

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This carnelian amulet is of a wedjat eye. 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