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A fine faience amulet of the Eye of Horus (also known as the wedjat, or udjat), in two colour faience. The main body of the amulet in very pale blue faience, with the pupil and eyebrow picked out in black. Pierced longitudinally for suspension.


Late period: Circa 713-332 BC.


Condition: Complete and intact.

Length: 33 mms (1.3 ins)


Provenance: Traudi and Peter Plesch Collection; acquired from D T Bowring, June 1978.


For similar, see Liverpool Museum: Accession number M11893o


The Eye of Horus was a powerful symbol of protection in Ancient Egypt, also known as the Wedjet, (or Ujat, meaning "Whole One") and the "all seeing eye". It was believed to have healing and protective power and was used as a protective amulet.

Egyptian two colour faience Eye of Horus amulet

SKU: K190

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