Egyptian Black Hardstone Wedjat Amulet

GBP 225.00

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Object Description

An Egyptian amulet depicting a wedjat eye, or Eye of Horus, carved from black hardstone. The surface on both sides of the amulet are smooth and unadorned, but the silhouette bears the characteristic traits of the wedjat eye. The brow is portrayed here through the ridged protrusion atop the amulet and the horizontal edge beneath it. The sloping protrusion directly beneath represents the almond-shaped eye, the inner side of which would meet the curved edge that leads to the back of the amulet. The vertical protrusion is the cheek marking. The amulet is pierced horizontally for suspension.

Date: Circa 664 – 30 BC
Period: Late Period – Ptolemaic Period

Object History

Ex. Early 20th Century collection, UK

Object Condition

Excellent condition.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:0.4 x H:1.8 x D:2.5 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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+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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