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Egyptian Faience Open Work Wedjat Amulet - Third Intermediate Period 1070 - 730 BC.

Pegasus Gallery Antiquities

EGC05

A fine open-work blue glazed faience Wedjat (Eye of Horus) amulet. Longitudinally pierced through the centre for suspension.  

Background: The Eye of Horus was symbolic in ancient Egypt, protecting the wearer against evil. The Eye of Horus was thought to have had healing powers against illness, and was commonly worn around the neck, on a necklace.

Dimensions: 15mm H x 24mm W.

Condition: Very fine condition. Intact. Excellent, vibrant blue colour remaining.

Provenance: Ex. Private Collection, Enfield, UK; Acquired in 2014-2015.

Cf. Carol Andrews 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt', 1994, pp 43 - 44.

A similar example can also be seen in the Liverpool Museum, Egyptian Amulets, item no: 1978.291.5 

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/collections/antiquities/ancient-egypt/item-459978.aspx



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