Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris on top of Mastaba G 7753

Dimensions

Height x length: 1 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2767.2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This highly conventionalized faience amulet is of a wedjat eye. It has a double eye back to back and a pierced design. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness. Same as 29-12-56a, but smaller.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition