Plaque of a wadjet eye
A chipped faience square plaque showing a wadjet eye. Perforations are visible on the right-hand edge. The wadjet eye or 'Eye of Horus' was worn in life as well as death. This example would have been placed on a mummy, probably over the embalming incision. Egyptian religion told a story of how Seth took out Horus's eye and how it was restored and healed by Hathor/Thoth. The eye was therefore a symbol of completeness. This piece is probably from the collection of William Moir Bryce sold at auction 21.7.1920.
- Last modified: 25 Jun 2022