Eye of Horus (wedjat) scarab
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari
Length x width: 1.3 x 1 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)
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Blue glass scarab with a wedjat eye in molded relief on the back. A fish with two lotuses is inscribed on the base. The fish represents life and fecundity and the lotus symbolizes rebirth; thus, the amulet is a symbol of rejuvenation.
Thebes, Deir el-Bahri. 1906, Excavated by Edourad Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund.
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription