The Eye of Horus is one of the most recognizable and powerful symbols from ancient Egypt. It was believed to have healing and protective power and was used as a protective amulet. Amulets in this shape were very popular in ancient Egypt for thousand of years, from the Old Kingdom to Roman times. They were worn by the living and also buried with the dead, as their apotropaic significance suited both.
Ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus
An Egyptian Eye of Horus carved in blue lapis lazuli and pierced longitudinally for suspension. The amulet displays finely detailed pupil and eyebrow. The pendant is re-mounted on a gold wire from the Victorian era.
Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period. The gold wire is dated to the Victorian era.
Condition: Fine, re-mounted. The amulet is suitable for modern wear with care.
|Dimensions||L 5 cm|