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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7832 z; in debris.

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 0.9 cm (5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.1884

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience amulet is of a wedjat eye with a suspension hole. 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 7832 z; in debris. 1931 : 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