Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, from debris East of Mastaba G 7759

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 0.9 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.1830

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 green 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, from debris East of Mastaba G 7759. 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