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