The Eye of Horus is one of the most recognisable and powerful symbols from Ancient Egypt. It was believed to have healing and protective powers and was used as a protective amulet. Amulets in this shape were very popular in ancient Egypt for thousands 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.
Blue Faience Eye of Horus
A finely detailed Ancient Egyptian blue faience wedjat amulet, more commonly known as the Eye of Horus. The amulet is pierced longitudinally for suspension. The pupil and eyebrow appear enhanced in glossy black glaze. The reverse in unmodelled.
Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
Condition: Fine, complete and intact with some signs of aging to the surface.
|Dimensions||L 2 cm|