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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

This faience amulet is of a wedjat eye and has a blue 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 Southeast of G 7660. December 1930 : 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

Width x length: 1.8 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-140a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets