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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period to Greco-Roman Period, 760 B.C.–A.D. 364

Accession Number

1978.529

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets