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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

This blue faience amulet is of a wedjat eye with black painted details. The wedjat eye represents Horus' left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.


Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Faience with black painted details


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets