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* An Egyptian Diorite Wedjet Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

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$550 USD

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Of fine black and white speckled diorite, the profile detail depicted only, as usual for the type the back drilled from both directions for suspension. This type of larger stone wedjet eyes are often used as funerary amulets.

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: 2.2 cm (0.86 inches)

Condition: With a loss to the back edge, overall in good condition.

Provenance: RDA private collection, acquired from the NY trade as part of a collection assembled in the 1970's and 1980's.