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Bat Amulet of Hapiankhtifi Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir (Mir), Tomb of Hapiankhtifi, Mummy, Khashaba Medium: Wood, gold leaf

Gold Wedjat Eye Amulet, 664–380 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1923 (23.2.67) | The symbolism of this wedjat-eye amulet was one of the most pervasive and powerful in ancient Egypt. Combining a human eye with the stylized markings of a falcon's, it represents the eye of the god Horus, one form of the sun god.

Detail of ceremonial chariot. Golden falcon (Horus) wears the solar disk on which is engraved the winged scarab, symbol of the rising sun and resurrection.

Two Princesses, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1349–1336 B.C. Egyptian

An ancient Egyptian silver-disc mirror with a wooden handle in the form of a Hathor emblem; the face depicted has the cow's ears and horns symbolically associated with the mother goddess Hathor.