Egyptian amulet: faience eye of Horus (wedjat)
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 663 - 404 BC
Size: 0.7 x 1.0 cms
Collection: Italian private collection (acquired from a British art gallery in 2017)
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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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