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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. G 7700

Dimensions

Width x length: 0.8 x 1.2 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

31.1835

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 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, St. G 7700. December 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