Amulet, Eye of Horus (Wedjat)

Production date
664 BCE-305 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Egyptian green glazed faience amulet with threadhole, symbolic eye of Horus. Unusual left eye version.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
Production date
664 BCE-305 BCE
Production place
Measurements
L18mm x W25mm x D7mm
Media/Materials description
Egyptian faience is a ceramic material with a siliceous body and brightly coloured glaze.
Faience (composed of quartz, alkaline salts [natron or plant ash], lime, and metallic mineral-based colorant)
Glaze (formed by alkali and lime reacting with silica to form the glaze)
History and use
Amulets, or charms, were favoured by the ancient Egyptians. This 'Eye of Horus' (wedjat) amulet symbolises healing, protection, and strength. Most wedjat amulets were of the right eye, this one appears to be an unusual left eye variant. Late Period (664-305 BC).
Registration number
E40035

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