Wadjet eye ring
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Finger ring, Bezel
- Petrie type 176
- New Kingdom
- Eighteenth Dynasty
- Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
- Egypt, Amarna
- Height: 21mm | Width: 10mm | Depth: 9mm
- Number of Elements
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A fragment of a blue faience open work wadjet eye ring. The Wadjet eye or 'Eye of Horus' was worn in life as well as being placed on mummies, and is considered a symbol of healing. Egyptian religion told a story of how Seth took out Horus's eye and how it was restored and healed by Hathor/Thoth.
Petrie, W. F. 1894. Tell el Amarna. London: Mathuen & Co, [Pl. XVI, 176].
- Last modified: 27 Jul 2022