An Egyptian Wedjet Eye Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC
EA2130Regular price $950 USD
finely rendered in pale green glazed faience, this double-sided Eye of Horus (wedjat-eye) amulet is pierced for attachment.
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 inch (2.5 cm)
Condition: A little more worn to one side, the amulet is Intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Private collection of Geoffrey Metz, Egyptologist, Sweden. Acquired from the trade in the 1990s, Metz catalogue number M1478.