Two Egyptian faience Wedjet Eye Amulet set as earrings, Late Period, ca 664 - 525 BCE
A very pretty pair of modern 14K yellow gold diamond set drop earrings, set with two ancient wedjat eye amulets of blue faience.
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.
Medium: Faience, gold
Dimensions: Amulet length: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm)
Condition: Crack to one amulet that has been stabilized, otherwise both are intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Norma Goldman (1922-2011), classics professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, collection assembled during the 1960s.
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