Two Egyptian faience Wedjat Eye Amulets, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1069 - 945 now set as earrings
The wedjat-eye was supposedly the eye that Seth tore from Horus during a battle over who would lead the gods. Thoth healed the injured eye, returning it to Horus as the "sound one." An effective source of protection, strength, and perfection, wedjat-eye amulets were used from the Old Kingdom through to Roman times and were worn in everyday wear as well as tucked among mummy wrappings.
Condition: Part of our new jewelry collection, the mounts are new and unworn, the amulets are intact and in excellent condition overall.
Dimensions: Drop Length: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Provenance: Amulets: Private collection of Henry Wallis RWS (1830-1916), a British Pre-Raphaelite painter, writer, and collector.
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