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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet with painted details. It is pierced from side to side. The Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet represents Horus' left eye lost in battle and later restored magically by Hathor. The eye came to symbolize wholeness.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris.1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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: 1.2 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31-1-138b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets