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Fragment of eye of Horus (wedjat) amulet

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This faience amulet is of a wedjat eye fragment 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, 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, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 3 x 0.5 cm (9/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-110

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets