Amulet of a wadjet eye
A wadjet eye amulet. The wadjet eye or 'Eye of Horus' was worn in life as well as death but plaques such as these were placed on mummies. 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. There is a missing chipped corner in the top left, and three holes are visible on remaining corners. There is also some damage to the bottom right corner. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction from William Moir Bryce collection.
- Last modified: 25 Jun 2022