Egyptian Blue Faience Wedjat Amulet

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Object Description

An Egyptian blue faience amulet depicting a wedjat eye, or Eye of Horus. The eye itself features an almond-shaped exterior with a circular iris to the centre and remnants of black and white pigmentation in the sclera. A black, horizontal, linear line indicates the eyebrow, which extends across the top edge of the amulet. The cheek marking is a vertical rectangular protrusion. An elongation curls from the base of the eye and meets at the outer edge. The amulet combines elements of both human and falcon ocular imagery. The reverse of the amulet is flat and unadorned. The amulet is pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Date: Circa 664 – 332 BC
Period: Late Period

Object History

Ex. Early 20th Century collection, UK

Object Condition

Good condition, signs of wear consistent with age.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.6 x H:1.9 x D:2 centimeters

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Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

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