Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, on top of mastaba G 7918, in debris.
Overall: 1.6 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm (5/8 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)
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This syenite amulet is of a wedjat eye and is made of a gray speckled stone. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.
From Egypt, Giza, on top of mastaba G 7918, 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition