Wadjet eye amulet



Accession Number
EC840
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Stone/minerals (Carnelian)
Measurements
Height: 8mm | Width: 11mm | Depth: 3mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A small, engraved, translucent carnelian wadjet eye amulet. The wadjet eye or 'Eye of Horus' was worn in life as well as death. 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.