Faience Eye of Horus Amulet

£ 200.00

An Ancient Egyptian faience amulet of the eye of Horus, with details of the eyebrow and pupil enhanced with black glaze. Pierced longitudinally for suspension. Plain back.

Date: Circa 1070-332 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
Condition: Slight crazing to the surface possible, very fine, intact. Suitable for modern wear with care.
Product Code: ES-17
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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 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.

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

Dimensions L 3 cm
Egyptian Mythology

Horus

Region

North Africa

Egyptian Faience

White Faience

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