FAIENCE EYE OF HORUS AMULET


£200.00

Measurements: 3 cm - length

 

Description: An Egyptian faience amulet of the eye of Horus, with details of the eyebrow and pupil enhanced with black glaze. Pierced longitudinally for suspension. Plain back. Suitable for modern wear. The eye of Horus was a powerful symbol of protection in ancient Egypt, also known as the Wedjat or Udjat eye. It was believed to have healing and protective power, hence it is a very widespread amulet.

 

Reference: For similar examples see Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, 1994, fig 46.

 

Period: Third Intermediate period, cca. 1070-664 BC

 

Condition: Slight crazing to the surface possible, very fine, intact.

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