Small, pale green faience wedjet eye with incised pupil and brow, pierced horizontally and set within an antique rose gold pendant, ca 1890-1900. 18K gold chain shown in photo not included but can be purchased separately.
During his contentions with his uncle Seth, Horus is said to have lost his left eye although later the goddess Hathor was able to restore it. The udjat or wadjet eye therefore came to symbolize the general process of "making whole" and healing. One of the most popular amulets, it also served as a metaphor for protection (against the evil eye), strength and perfection.
Condition: Some minor weathering to the surface and minor chip to top right corner of one side that does not detract, otherwise intact and in very good condition overall, set in an early 1900's gold pendant. Gold chain shown in photo not included.
Dimensions: Height: 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) with setting
Provenance: Private upstate NY collection, acquired by descent.