BLUE FAIENCE EYE OF HORUS
Measurements: 2 cm - length
Description: A finely detailed 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 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.
Period: Third Intermediate Period, circa 1069-664
Condition: Fine, complete and intact with some signs of aging to the surface.