$1,500 USD– SOLD
A very finely rendered example of beautiful carnelian, double-sided, all features rendered in high relief.
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 an effective source of protection, strength, and perfection.
Dimensions: Length: 1.5 cm (0.59 inches)
Condition: Intact and in good condition overall
Provenance: Private English collection, acquired between 1970 – 2012.