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

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

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This well-rendered wedjat-eye amulet in bright blue glazed faience 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. The wedjet-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." Wedjat-eye amulets were used from the Old Kingdom through the Roman Period and whether worn as a bracelet for everyday wear or tucked among mummy wrappings, this amulet was an effective source of protection, strength, and perfection.

Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall, mounted as a pendant on a modern 18K white gold chain.

Dimensions: Length: 5/8 inch (2 cm), mounted for wearing on a modern 18K white gold chain that is adjustable up to 18 inchew (46 cm).

Provenance: Private collection of Henry Wallis RWS (1830-1916), a British Pre-Raphaelite painter, writer, and collector.

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