Amulet in the Form of Two Eyes
Ancient Egyptian mythology included a tale of the damaged and magically healed eye of Horus, or the so-called wedjat-eye. Following that myth, these two eyes symbolized health and physical well-being. They were thus meant to provide these benefits to the owner of the amulet. When used as a votive, the two eyes almost certainly represented the eyes of the deity to whom the offering was made in hope that the god would see and protect the patron.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Excavated: Thebes, Deir el Bahri, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1075 B.C.
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1/2 x 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 02.223
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Amulet in the Form of Two Eyes, ca. 1539-1075 B.C. Faience, 1/2 x 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 02.223. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (69%)