Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, south of mastaba G 7760, debris
Overall: 2.4 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm (15/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 in.)
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This faience amulet is of a large wedjat eye and is blue green in color. The design is in relief, but on one side only. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.Large wedjat eye, blue-green in color.
From Giza, south of mastaba G 7760, debris. 1930 : 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