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Beautiful Egyptian Faience Eye of Horus Amulet, Late Period, ca 664-332 B.C.
Reference No: EA212
Beautiful Egyptian Faience Eye of Horus Amulet, Late Period, ca 664-332 B.C.
Price : $ 450
EUR 414.50 GBP 354.92 AUD 686.66
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of the most beautiful and most coveted azure glazed faience, this fine Eye of Horus (wedjat-eye) amulet is single sided, the contrasting pupil and brow in dark glaze are in in raised relief.

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.

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. Pierced for attachment, a superb example!

Dimensions: Height: 2.9 cm (1.1 in); Length: 4.1 cm (1.6 in).

Provenance: Private English collection, acquired in the 1960's - 1970's.