Egyptian green glazed faience amulet with threadhole, symbolic eye of Horus. Unusual left eye version.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
664 BCE-305 BCE
L18mm x W25mm x D7mm
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).