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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813Z. 1931 : 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

Overall: 0.6 x 0.1 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.1863

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets