venerdì 24 febbraio 2017

[#3] Egyptian amulet: faience eye of Horus (wedjat)

Egyptian amulet: faience eye of Horus (wedjat)

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 663 - 404 BC

Material: faience

Size: 0.7 x 1.0 cms

Collection: Italian private collection (acquired from a British art gallery in 2017)

The owner guarantees that this item has been acquired and hold in a legal way.

Egyptian bichrome faience Wedjat amulet (the eye of Horus) belonging to the Late Period. The longitudinal hole suggests it was used as a wearable accessory, maybe in a necklace or in a bracelet.

Wedjat amulets were very common amulets in the ancient Egypt. They are often made in faience, often bichrome (black and blue/green) and could symbolize the Sun (Ra) or the Moon (Osiris).


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