Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, from mastaba G 7769, in debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30-1-98

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. 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, from mastaba G 7769, in 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition