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EA1556

A Large Egyptian Wedjet Eye Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC

of pale green glazed faience, this large Eye of Horus (wedjat-eye) amulet is single sided, the pupil and brow contrasted in black pigment.

Background: 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

Dimensions:  Length:   1 1/2 inches  (3.8 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall.

Provenance:   Private NYC collection, ex. CT collection, ex. John N. Winnie, Jr. collection, Georgia, 1980's-90's.

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