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Ancient Egyptian Faience Wedjat Eye Amulet  - Horus

Ancient Egyptian Faience Wedjat Eye Amulet - Horus

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 959009

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The Wedjet; also known as the eye of Horus is a very powerful symbol in Ancient Egypt. It represents the "eye" of the Falcon (Horus) who represents the Sun. This wedjat most likely served as a talisman for protection which could also bring strength and prosperity. Most likely used in the funerary process and often placed on the deceased. From circa the Late Period and measures 3/4" length.Looks much better than the photo would indicate.

Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).

Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)

Authentication: Gayle Gibson, Egyptologist: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

“un amuleto "udjat" in "faïence" d’epoca tarda, destinato alla protezione del defunto; veniva posto, assieme a scarabei e geni funerari, tra le bende della mummia” ARCHEOMISTERI ,Michele Manher; 2004

L'occhio di Horo, antichi egiziani, amuleto egiziano, Scarabeo egiziano, amuleto in faïence, ägyptisch, ägyptische, Ägypten, Altertumskunde.