Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris on top of Mastaba G 7753
Height x length x thickness: 1.6 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (5/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)
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This faience amulet is of a highly conventionalized wedjat eye and has a double eye back to back, pierced 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, radim on top of Mastaba G 7753. 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