An Egyptian Carnelian Wedjet Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
An Egyptian Carnelian Wedjet Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

An Egyptian Carnelian Wedjet Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE


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Carved from banded carnelian, the amulet represents the healed eye of the god Horus and embodies healing power as well as regeneration and protection.

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, was an effective source of protection, strength and perfection.

Dimensions:  Length: 1.5 cm (0.59 inches)

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall

Provenance:   Conghirn private collection, assembled in the early 20th century, thereafter private English collection.

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