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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

This faience amulet is of the wedjat eye and has a blue glaze. The details are in relief on one face and it has a bored suspensin ring. The wedjat eye represents Horus' left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian,

Dimensions

1.05 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.263

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets