Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7753 z, debris of room I

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2790

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

These faience amulets are of two wedjat eyes. One is blue in color and the other is green. The brow and pupils are black and in relief on both objects. 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, pit G 7753z, radim of room I. 1929 : 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