Ancient Egyptian Turquoise Faience Wedjat Amulet

GBP 175.00

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Object Description

A fine Ancient Egyptian glazed turquoise faience ‘wedjat’ amulet, more commonly known as the ‘Eye of Horus’, featuring a loop at the top for suspension. The front displays linear carvings of the different eye components, each holding its own value. The eyebrow, here rendered with oblique notches, represents thought; the pupil stands for sight; the triangle between the pupil is hearing, whereas the white of the eye is smell; the tail represents taste; and the teardrop is touch. The reverse of the pendant remains unworked.

Date: Circa 6th – 2nd Century BC
Period: Late Period

Object Condition

Fine condition

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:1.2 x H:2 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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