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Eye of Horus (wedjat) scarab

Blue glass scarab with a wedjat eye in molded relief on the back. A fish with two lotuses is inscribed on the base. The fish represents life and fecundity and the lotus symbolizes rebirth; thus, the amulet is a symbol of rejuvenation.


Thebes, Deir el-Bahri. 1906, Excavated by Edourad Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1539–1075 B.C.


Deir el-Bahari, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass frit


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids