A large Egyptian Faience Wedjat Amulet,
Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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Background: During his contentions with his uncle Seth, Horus is said to have lost his left eye although later the goddess Hathor was able to restore it. The udjat or wedjat eye, therefore, came to symbolize the general process of "making whole" and healing. One of the most popular amulets, it also served as a metaphor for protection (against the evil eye), strength and perfection.
Condition: Two minor chips that do not detract, otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.
Dimensions: Length: 1 1/4 inches (3 cm)
Provenance: Sir Christopher Cockerell (1910 - 1999) collection, whose father was Sir Sydney Cockerell, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1908 - 1937.
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