Small Green Faience Wedjat

£ 130.00

An Ancient Egyptian green faience wedjat amulet, more commonly known as the Eye of Horus. This small amulet is pierced longitudinally for suspension. The pupil and eyebrow appear enhanced in glossy black glaze.

 

Date: Circa 1070-332 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Suitable for modern wear with care.
Product Code: ES-19
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The Eye of Horus is one of the most recognizable 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 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.

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

Dimensions L 1.4 cm
Egyptian Faience

Green Faience

Egyptian Mythology

Horus

Region

North Africa

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