Fragment of eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, From debris east of area G 7813
Overall: 2.3 kg, 1.9 x 0.3 cm (5.1 lb., 3/4 x 1/8 in.)
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This faience amulet is of a wedjat eye fragment and has a blue green glaze. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.
From Egypt, Giza, from debris east of area G 7813. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition