Amulet, Eye of Horus (Wedjat)
664 BCE-305 BCE Country
Egypt See full details
Egyptian green glazed faience amulet with threadhole, symbolic eye of Horus.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
H19mm x W24mm x D4mm
Faience, green 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).