Ancient Egyptian Glazed Faience Eye of Horus Amulet Ptolemaic c. 310 - 30 B.C.
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Item:372085928169This is a nice ancient Egyptian wedjat-eye amulet, dating to the Ptolemaic period (c. 310 - 30 B.C.). The amulet is of a pale blue glazed faience, in excellent excavated condition. One of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt, the wedjat eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus. It depicts a combination of a human and a falcon eye, since Horus was often associated with a falcon. Its ancient Egyptian name, wedjat, means "the one that is sound (again)." In Egyptian mythology Horus’ eye was injured or stolen by the god Seth and then restored by Thoth. The wedjat eye embodies healing power, and amulets in this shape was thought to protect its wearer and to transfer the power of regeneration onto him or her. It was used by the living strung on a simple cord, or threaded onto a colourful necklace of faience beads.Today this ancient amulet has survived in good excavated condition, intact with a clear details. It can still be worn as a pendant, either threaded through a necklace or hung from a silver chain.OBJECT: Wedjat AmuletCULTURE: Ancient EgyptianDATE: PTOLEMAIC c. 310 - 30 B.C.MATERIAL: Glazed FaienceSIZE: 17.37mm x 12.85mm x 5.52mmWEIGHT: 1.52 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. R.E. Edwards Collection, Oxford.This item is guaranteed authentic and dates to the period described. A written guarantee can be provided on request. We accept returns if you are not satisfied with your purchase.... Please view my 200+ other listings for ancient jewellery and hammered coins ...FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS WORLDWIDECondition: Good excavated piece, with a nice pale glaze and burial encrustations, Type: Amulets, Material: Faience, Culture: Ancient Egyptian, Date: c. 310 - 30 B.C., Colour: Blue, Provenance: Ex. R.E. Edwards Collection, Oxford.