Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris
Overall: 1.6 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm (5/8 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)
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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet with painted details. It is pierced from side to side, remnants of string remain in one hole. The Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.
From Egypt, Giza, rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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