Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, in debris on top of Mastaba G 7754

Dimensions

Height x length x thickness: 2 x 2.5 x 0.4 cm (13/16 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2761

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience amulet is of a large broken wedjat eye and has a green blue color. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, in radim on top of Mastaba G 7754. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition