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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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

Provenance

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.

Accession Number

57.488

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets