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Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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


From Giza, in debris S of mastaba G 7760. 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, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets