The most popular of all Egyptian amulets was the wadjet eye, which was worn to promote health and well-being. Thirteen separate wadjet eye amulets, made from Egyptian faience in molds, decorate this necklace. The mythological origin of this symbol is rooted in the struggle between Horus, who was the rightful heir to the throne of Osiris, his father, and Horus’s jealous uncle, Seth, who murdered Osiris. During these battles, Horus’s eye was injured and was restored to health by means of magic.
Now in the Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. 15.JW.460