Selection of Wedjat Eyes

£ 100.00

A selection of two Ancient Egyptian unworked hardstone Wedjat eyes.

NB: The price is per individual item.

Date: Circa 1070-332 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
Condition: Item A is very fine, intact, with minor chipping and minor encrustations. Item B is fine and intact.
£ 100.00
Choice of Item A B
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Product Code: ES-40
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Ancient Egyptians obtained the lapis lazuli stone through trade from Afghanistan. It was a favourite stone for amulets and ornaments such as Wedjat eyes and scarabs. Obsidian itself is the rock formed as a result of quickly cooled lava. Ancient Egyptians used obsidian imported from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Red Sea. 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.

To discover more about amulets in the Ancient Egyptian world, please visit our relevant post: Amulets in Ancient Egypt.

Dimensions cm
Choice of Item

A, B

Semi-Precious Stone

Lapis Lazuli

Stone

Obsidian

Region

North Africa

Egyptian Mythology

Horus

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