Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Late Period to Greco-Roman Period
760 B.C.–A.D. 364
Height x width x thickness: 0.9 x 0.75 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This blue white and black millefiore glass amulet is of a wedjat eye. It is pierced in the center. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.
By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.
Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer