Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, street 7700, east of mastaba G 7760, in fill
Overall: 1.8 x 2 x 0.3 cm (11/16 x 13/16 x 1/8 in.)
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These faience amulets are of two conventionalized wedjat eyes and has a blue color. They are perforated. 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, street 7700, east of mastaba G 7760, in fill. 1930 : 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