Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, room IV
Overall: 0.8 x 1 cm (5/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This gold foil amulet is of a wedjat eye and has lightly incised design. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.
From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room IV. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition