Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31-1-138b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet with painted details. It is pierced from side to side. The Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris.1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition