Wedjat Eye Incision Plaque

Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126

Found over the abdominal incision through which Gautsoshen’s viscera were removed (then replaced after being mummified), this plaque is incised with a wedjat, the healed eye of Horus. It thus embodies healing, as well as protection and regeneration.

Wedjat Eye Incision Plaque, Bronze or copper alloy

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