Wedjat Eye Amulet

1967.60k

On display

Eye of Horus amulet of diorite. Well finished, although the surfaces are plain. A loop at the top is pierced for suspension. Was positioned lying on the breast of the mummy in the thoracic region. 1 of 32 amulets removed from a mummy on 8 December 1966 at Aintree University Hospital. The mummy was in a damaged state and it's accession history had been lost. The mummy was first X-rayed then cut apart for research purposes.