Eye of Horus (wedjat) scarab

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari

Dimensions

Length x width: 1.3 x 1 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.2499

Medium or Technique

Glass frit

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription