Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Accession Number

RES.62.111

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This includes twenty-eight blue and green glazed faience deities, plaques and signs. This faience amulet is of the 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

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt