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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris West of G 7769

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 1.5 x 2.3 x 0.3 cm (9/16 x 7/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30-11-5

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

These 7 faded green faience amulet are of wedjat eyes and are graded large to small. 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, debris West of G 7769. November 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition