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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

This highly conventionalized faience amulet is of a wedjat eye. It has a double eye back to back and a pierced design. The wedjat eye represents Horus' left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness. Same as 29-12-56a, but smaller.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, radim on top of Mastaba G 7753. 1929 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x length: 1 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2767.2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets