An Egyptian Gold Wedjat Amulet, <br><em>Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE</em>
An Egyptian Gold Wedjat Amulet, <br><em>Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE</em>

An Egyptian Gold Wedjat Amulet,
Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

EJ2216

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This well-rendered wedjat-eye amulet in high karat gold represents a human eye with its brow executed in high relief. The two lines below the eye are often identified as the facial markings of a falcon. Of hollow form, this small amulet was manufactured by cutting out the design from sheet gold and punching the design using a mold, then attaching a flat back of sheet gold.

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: the amulet is intact and in excellent condition overall. It has been restrung as a pendant on an adjustable 18" chain of 18K gold.  Tiny and gorgeous.

Dimensions: Amulet length: 3/8 inch (0.95 cm). Strung on an adjustable 18-inch 18K gold chain.  

Provenance: John J. Slocum Collection. Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.

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