Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris S of mastaba G 7760

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-112

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience amulet is of an openwork wedjat eye and has a dark blue glaze. The wedjat eye represents Horus’ left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Provenance

From Giza, in debris S of mastaba G 7760. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition