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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, From debris S of mastaba G 7760

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 1.1 cm (1/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-111

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience amulet is of a wedjat eye and has a blue glaze. It was pierced for stringing. 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 debris S of mastaba G 7760. 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