Egyptian Faience Wedjat Amulet

GBP 175.00

Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

An Egyptian, partially glazed, faience amulet depicting a wedjat eye, or Eye of Horus. The eye itself features an almond-shaped exterior extending outward, with a circular iris to the centre. A horizontal, linear black 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 end of the extension, leaving empty space in between. The amulet combines elements of both human and falcon ocular imagery. Remnants of black pigment survives around the iris, and some turquoise pigment at the edges of the piece. The opposite side of the amulet exhibits the same imagery, though less pigmentation survives. 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

Very good condition. Parts of the glaze are no longer visible due to age.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:0.4 x H:2 x D:2.9 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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

View Map