the Udjat, the Eye of Horus, and the Eye of Ra

above, the Two Eyes; in the middle, a white pedestal forming an altar which supports a jar, surrounded by two lotus flowers; above it, a vase and three lines of water representing Nun (the Primaeval Ocean), and the Shen-ring (symbol of Eternity and of Eternal Protection); the altar is flanked and protected by two lapis-blue Anubis jackals, each wearing a red ribbon (symbol of protection) around the neck and a flail, and resting upon two tomb-shaped structures with doors; from the “House of Eternity” of Sennedjem, “Servant in the Place of Righteousness and Truth (the ‘Valley of the Kings’)”, Valley of the Nobles, TT1, West Uaset, Diospolis Megale/Thebes

 

detail of the tympanum of the Inner Shrine of the Chapel of Anubis in the “Djeser-Djeseru”, the “Holy of Holiest”, the “Temple of Millions of Years” of the Great Queen Hatshepsut: the Two Eyes,  two Anubis jackals, each wearing a red ribbon (symbol of protection) around the neck, and resting upon two tomb-shaped structures;  in the upper and lower registers, the Winged disk of the Sun representing Horus of Behdet, flanked by the Two Uraei (the Two Goddesses, Uadjet and Nekhbet)

 

the Pyramidion of King Amenemhat III (XII Dynasty, ca. 1860-1814) from His Pyramid at Unet-Snefru/Takuris, the southernmost part of the necropolis of Memphis

detail of the second coffin of Henettawy, Lady of the House and Chantress of Amon-Ra (Dynasty XXI, ca. 990–930 bc), now in the Metropolitan Museum:
-in the upper register, the Sekhem-Scepter of Power flanked at the top by the Two Eyes (winged and with suspended Uraei) and below by a row of Uraei;
-in the lower register, inside a shrine, is represented the sacred scarab of Khepry (between the Shen-ring, the symbol of eternal protection, below, and the Solar Orb above), winged and standing on a sacred boat; 
and a double representation (at left and at right) of Henettawy playing the sistrum and making adorations to Banebdjedet, the sacred Ram of Djedet/Mendes (with Uraei and winged Eyes).

Pyramidion stela of Amenhotep from the Necropolis of Memphis, painted in yellow, symbolizing the golden light of the Sun; dated to the XIX Dynasty, Reign of King Sethi I; above, the Solar orb and the Two Eyes; the stela’s interior is divided into two registers: above, Amenhotep making offerings and adorations to Osiris and to the Goddess of the West (the NetherWorld), the Lady of the Necropolis; below, Amenhotep and his wife Kia followed by the priest of Ptah Pa-tir, bringing the funerary offerings to the parents of Amenhotep. now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna…
the Akhet-sign (the Horizon) and the Rising Sun flanked by the Two Eyes and Shrines;
detail from the sycamore fig wood sarcophagus of the Stolist-Priest (he who performs the ritual for anointing and clothing the Cult-image of the God in His Temple) NesKhonsu; dated to the XXI Dynasty (ca. 990-940 BCE)

 

pair of bracelets decorated with the Two Eyes,
found at Tanis (Lower Egypt) on the body of King Shesonq II; ca. 890 bc, gold, lapislazuli, carnelian, and faience. Now in the Egyptian Museum, cairo..
amulets of the Eye of Horus (the left Eye, the symbol of the Moon) and of the Eye of Ra (the right eye, the symbol of the Sun); now in the Ashmolean Museum…
Thoth standing on a sacred boat and making adorations to the Crescent Moon supporting the Full Moon disk decorated with the Udjat Eye (the Eye of Horus, the symbol of the Moon, here represented as a right eye, and hence assimilated to the Eye of Ra);  detail from the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall of the Temple of Hathor at Iunet 
detail from the “House of Eternity” of Pashedu, “Servant in the Place of Righteousness and Truth (the Valley of the Kings)” during the reign of Sethi I and Ramses II, TT3, West Uaset, Diospolis Megale-Thebes: the Udjat-Eye (represented as the Right Eye and identified with it) holding a vessel with two torches; below is represented Pashedu making adorations.

 

amulet decorated with four sacred Eyes and papyrus stalks;
945-718 bc, now in the Brooklyn Museum…

 

-THE UDJAT, THE EYE OF HORUS:

Udjat Eye Amulet (the Eye of Horus) Late Period/ Ptolemaic Era, 664–30 BC
Udjat-Eye (the Left Eye, the Eye of Horus), amulet dated to the 1297/1185 bc; now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts…
Winged Udjat, the Left Eye, the Eye of Horus; from the outer Coffin of Masaharta, High Priest of Amon-Ra at Diospolis Megale/Thebes, ca. 1055/54-1046/45, son of the High Priest of Amon-Ra and King Pinedjem I
Winged Udjat, the Left Eye, the Eye of Horus, and an Uraeus with the Hedjet (the White Crown) and an Ankh (the symbol of Life); from the coffin of NesyKhonsu, daughter of the High Priest of Amon-Ra Smendes II and wife of the High Priest of Amon-Ra Pinedjem II
Hathor in Her sacred form/manifestation of cow, and the Udjat, the Left Eye, the Eye of Horus, from the coffin of NesyKhonsu, daughter of the High Priest of Amon-Ra Smendes II and wife of the High Priest of Amon-Ra Pinedjem II
necklace with golden elements: the central one is decorated with the sacred scarab of Khepry and two Udjat Eyes, at each end is represented Isis nursing Horus, and others have Hathor head. From Meroë, dated to the 270 bc – 320 CE; now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston…
Crown with Udjat-Eyes and winged Uraei wearing Solar discs; it is the Crown of a Meroitic King who ruled between the collapse of the Meroitic Dynasty in 350/400 CE; it was found in the “Tomb118” at Ballana in Lower Kush (Nubia)
Counterpoise of a Pectoral of King TutAnkhAmon: Heh, the God of the Infinity (a member of the Ogdoad of Hermopolis Megale) kneeling and bearing the sacred Udjat-Eye of Horus; His left arm is supported by the Tyet, the Knot of Isis; Heh is flanked by two Uraei (fire-breathing cobras) wearing Solar Crowns, and by two notched palm branches (the hieroglyph for “Year”); each palm branch has at its basis a tadpole (the hieroglyph for 100000 years) holding a Shen-ring (symbol of Eternal Protection and of Eternity); from the “House of Eternity” of King TutAnkhAmon.
(at left) the Sun spreading its flower-like rays, flanked by Isis and Nephthys; below it, the Star hieroglyph (the symbol of ‘adoration’); at right, the Udjat, the Eye of Horus (the left Eye); from the Temple of Horus at Behdet

-THE EYE OF RA:

blue-green glazed faience amulet of the Eye Goddess, the “Eye of Ra”, winged, lioness-headed with a Solar Crown on Her head and an uraeus; the wings bend sharply downward, and on each arm is an uraeus with horns and a Solar Crown; dated to the Reign of the Great King Piankhy, ca. 743–712 BC;
from the Pyramid (pyramid 51) of a Queen of King Piankhy, Royal Necropolis of Napata, Kush (Nubia), now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston…..

faience Amulet of the Eye Goddess, the “Eye of Ra”, winged and with two Uraei;
from the “House of Eternity” of Queen Tabiry (wife of King Piye, ca. 743–712 bc) in the Royal Necropolis of Karoy (now called “kurru”), Pyramid K53. Now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts…
sheet 1 of the “Book of Coming Forth by Day” of the Priestess and Chantress of Amon Henuttawy: Thoth represented in His form of Baboon making adorations to the Sun-God Ra rising from the Akhet-sign (the Horizon) of the Two Mountains of the East and of the West; inside the Sun is depicted the Eye of Ra; behind Thoth is represented the Lady of the House and Priestess and Chantress of Amon, Henuttawy, making adorations to Thoth and to the Rising Sun-God Ra; dated to the 1069-747 bc, now in the British Museum..
“Eye of Ra” amulet with a wing, two Uraei, and a Lion; faience, aragonite, dated to the 1070–664 bc, from Medium Egypt, now in the Metropolitan Museum…

 

composite “Eye of Ra” amulet, winged, with bird’s paws and an Uraeus;
525–332 BCE; now in the Metropolitan Museum…

 

Winged Eye of Ra (the right Eye, symbol of the Sun); from the coffin of DjedPtahjuefankh, III Prophet of Amon, XXI Dynasty, from Uaset, Diospolis Megale/Thebes
Eye of Ra bracelet: one of the thirteen bracelets that were placed on the forearms of King TutankhAmon (seven on the right and six on the left) in His “House of Eternity”.  This bracelet (placed on His right forearm) bears the inscription: “Lord of the Two Lands,  image of Ra,  Neb-kheperu-Ra(“Lord of the transformations of Ra”, the name of TutankhAmon as “King of Upper and Lower Egypt”),  Ruler of order,  given life like Ra always and forever”
the Eye of Ra and the Sacred Falcon of Horus, from the Double Temple of Haroeris and Sobek at Ombos
The Eye of Ra; detail from the Temple of Horus at Behdet
the Eye of Ra emerging from the Akhet-sign (the Horizon) of the two Mountains of the East and of the West; from the Temple of Horus at Behdet
pectoral in the form of the Eye of Ra (the right eye); three rows of tiny cats decorate the area between the eye and eyebrow. 1070–712 bc, now in the British Museum…
“Eye of Ra” pectoral from the Pyramid of Queen Nefrukekashta, wife of the Glorious King Piye, in the Royal Necropolis of Karoy (K 52), Upper Kush; 743–712 bc. Now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts… ; above, a small eye is flanked by two winged Uraei; below, a winged Scarab and a seated Deity 

“Eye of Ra” amulet: at the top, a lion resting upon a plinth decorated with a crocodile; below, the Uraeus and a lion-head.
Now in the British Museum…
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris in His sacred form/manifestation of Falcon, with outstretched wings, on a lotus-boat; at right and at left are represented two sons of Pashedu: Kaha making adorations to Ptah-Sokar-Osiris (at right) and Menna in adoration of the Gods depicted on the left wall; from the “House of Eternity” of Pashedu, “Servant in the Seat of Righteousness and Truth (the Valley of the Kings)”, reigns of Sethi I and Ramses II, (TT3), West Uaset (Diospolis Megale-Thebes)
the Eye of Ra flanked by Uadjet, the Cobra Goddess wearing the Crown of Lower Egypt, and the Vulture Goddess Nekhbet wearing the Atef crown of Upper Egypt; from the “House of Eternity” of King TutankhAmon
frieze representing (from left to right) alternating motifs of the head of Hathor (on the “Neb” and “t” signs, “Nebet” meaning “Lady”), three khekeru (bound coloured bundles of reeds with a red disk on the top and a golden disk at the base), Anubis (with a red ribbon around His neck) resting on a Shrine and the Eye of Ra, three more khekeru, and the head of Hathor; from the “House of Eternity” of Nefer-renepet, “Chief scribe of the treasury of the Temple of Amon-Ra” and “Scribe of the divine offerings of the House of Amon”; TT178, West Uaset, Diospolis Megale-Thebes 

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