Skip to main content

Glazed eye amulet: E.118.1921

An image of Amulet

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 24


Glazed eye amulet




Faience wedjat eye amulet

Faience wedjat eye amulet. This object represents the eye of Horus and was worn to protect the owner, here in death. Excavated at the Sanam cemetery and from tomb 1459 (see also E.120-124.1921, which are from the same tomb).

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.025 m
Length: 0.035 m

Find spot

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia (1912-13)


Production date: circa 700 BC

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.118.1921
Primary reference Number: 52137
Oldadmincategory: A
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Glazed eye amulet" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-06-17 09:21:19

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Glazed eye amulet |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-17 09:21:19|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Glazed eye amulet"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Glazed eye amulet</figcaption>

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...