A very finely rendered example of pale green glazed faience, double sided, all features rendered in high relief.
Background: The wedjat-eye amulet represents a human eye with its brow, but the two lines below the eye are often identified as the facial markings of a falcon. The wedjet-eye was supposedly the eye that Seth tore from Horus during a battle over who would lead the gods. Thoth healed the injured eye, returning it to Horus as the "sound one." Wedjat-eye amulets were used from the Old Kingdom through the Roman Period and whether worn as a bracelet for everyday wear or tucked among mummy wrappings, this amulet was effective source of protection, strength and perfection.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A very fine example.
Dimensions: Height: 0.5 inches (1.27 cm), Length: 1 inch (2.54 cm)
Provenance: Ex Sotheby Antiquities London, 28 July 1970, Lot 88, part.