ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE WEDJET EYE OF HORUS

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE WEDJET EYE OF HORUS

Period / Age: Late Period. 664-332 BC, Egypt

Provenance: English Private collection. Private NYC acquired from London Market prior to 2000.

Dimensions:

Length: 2.7cm (1.1”)

Fine blue faience Wedjet Eye Of Horus amulet with incised details.
One of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt, the wedjat eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus. It depicts a combination of a human and a falcon eye since Horus was often associated with a falcon.
Its ancient Egyptian name, wedjat, means “the one that is sound.” In Egyptian mythology, Horus’ eye was injured or stolen by the god Seth and then restored by Thoth. The wedjat eye embodies healing power and symbolizes rebirth.
An amulet in this shape was thought to protect its wearer and to transfer the power of regeneration onto him or her. It was used by the living as well as for the dead.

CONDITION: Minor old chips at edge else intact. Overall condition very good. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to pictures and email with any questions.