Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris S of mastaba G 7760
Overall: 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in.)
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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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition