Wedjat Eye Amulet

Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127

The symbolism of this wedjat-eye amulet was one of the most pervasive and powerful in ancient Egypt. Combining a human eye with the stylized markings of a falcon's, it represents the healed eye of the god Horus that was known as the "Sound One." It was a symbol of recovery and regeneration. As amulet it prevented its wearer from harm and ensured well-being.
For a similar amulet, see 23.2.68.

#3535. Overview: Amulets

Wedjat Eye Amulet, Gold

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