Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7700, fill

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2.5 x 0.4 cm (13/16 x 1 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2776

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience amulet is of a wedjat eye and has a green 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, street G 7700, fill. 19 : 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