EGYPTIAN EYE OF HORUS AMULET
Measurements: 5 cm -length
Description: A finely detailed blue faience ‘wedjat’ amulet, more commonly known as the ‘Eye of Horus’, featuring a suspension loop to the top. The pupil and eyebrow appear enhanced in glossy black glaze. Both sides of the amulet are decorated and specular.
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.
Condition: Very fine, light accretions on both sides.
Period: Third Intermediate Period, 1069-744 BC