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Four Eyes of the God Horus (Wedjat) Amulet

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–25 (1070–656 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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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Four Eyes of the God Horus (Wedjat) Amulet

Origin

Egypt

Date

1070 BCE–656 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

4.5 × 4.7 × 0.6 cm (1 3/4 × 1 7/8 × 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.184

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