Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, from mastaba G 7914, in debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-1-108

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This blue colored faience amulet is of a wedjat eye and has a faint incised design on one side only. The edge is also chipped. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.One wedjat eye.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, from mastaba G 7914, 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