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Wedjat Eye Amulet

The symbolism of this wedjat-eye amulet was one of the most pervasive and powerful in ancient Egypt. Combining a human eye with the stylized markings of a falcon's, it represents the healed eye of the god Horus that was known as the "Sound One." It was a symbol of recovery and regeneration. As amulet it prevented its wearer from harm and ensured well-being.

For a similar amulet, see 23.2.68.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1923 ...
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332-30 B.C.
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