Wedjat Eye Amulet

1967.60b

On display

Eye of Horus amulet made from diorite stone. The projection at the top was chipped in antiquity, and it is pierced for suspension. Was positioned lying on the breast of the mummy at the right shoulder, thus balancing the one found on the upper left arm (1967.60d). 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.