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Amulet of the Eye of the God Horus (Wedjat)

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

Ptolemaic Period (305–30 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Referred to as wedjat, these amulets represent a human eye enhanced or combined with the characteristic markings of a falcon, and refer to the god Horus. Made in many variations for over 3,000 years, they convey wholeness and health.

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Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of the Eye of the God Horus (Wedjat)

Origin

Egypt

Date

305 BCE–30 BCE

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

0.9 × 1.2 × 0.3 cm (3/8 × 1/2 × 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.959c

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