Amulet depicting the wedjat-eye

The Eye of Horus, the falcon god. The myth had it that the god Seth, who rivaled with Horus for the crown of Egypt, destroyed the eye, which was restored by Thoth. It is hence a symbol of regeneration, recovery, and good health.

Cat. 1122
Stone / carnelian
2.1 x 2.9 x 0.7 cm
1540–1076 BCE
New Kingdom
Sala 11 Vetrina 01
Museo Egizio