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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Dimensions

1.05 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.263

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience amulet is of the wedjat eye and has a blue glaze. The details are in relief on one face and it has a bored suspensin ring. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell