Counted Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns
Ancient Egyptian Symbols 'Sacred Eye'
Cross stitch Designer: Karen Dixon
eye (wedjet) primarily symbolised protection in Egyptian
art. From early times the moon and sun were believed to
be the eyes of the falcon god Horus, but gradually the
right eye (the 'Eye of Re') became associated with the
sun, whilst the left eye (the 'Eye of Horus')
represented the moon. Egyptian mythology tells how the
Eye of Horus was damaged and then healed, the term
wedjet possibly meaning 'the restored' or 'the whole
one'. Horus presented the restored eye to his father,
and it is from this act that the eye came to symbolise
an offering, a particularly common representation in the
art of the later New Kingdom (1307-1070 BC).
design is worked on 14 count Aida fabric and the
worked area measures 5 x 5 ins (13 x 13cm).
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