Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 1 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-116

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. 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, in 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