Seller: wear-the-past (2,616) 100%, Location: Salisbury, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372095831546 This is an ancient Egyptian wedjat-eye amulet, dating to the Third Intermediate Period (c. 1070 - 332 B.C.). The amulet is made from a glazed faience, in a wonderful turquoise blue with black for eye. 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, it bears an old repair that was part of the original manufacture process and is fused. The amulet lacks any form of suspension loop, so was likely mounted into a gold or silver frame.OBJECT: Wedjat AmuletCULTURE: Ancient EgyptianDATE: Third Intermediate Period c. 1070 - 332 B.C.MATERIAL: Glazed FaienceSIZE: 24.45mm x 16.48mm x 3.25mmWEIGHT: 1.54 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. R.E. Edwards Collection, Oxford.... Please view my 200+ other listings for ancient jewellery and hammered coins ...FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS WORLDWIDEBuy with confidence: I am a fully qualified Archaeologist (B.A. hons) and small finds specialist, with over 25 years of experience. I am also a professional dealer of ancient jewellery, consultant in early gems and intaglios. I trade online from my website (wear-the-past) and from Grays of Mayfair in London. For peace of mind, an optional "Client Purchase Certificate" is available for this item (upon request).Please note: Any British gold and silver jewellery which I sell (excavated or detected), will have been checked and reported with the P.A.S (Portable Antiquities Scheme) when needed. If any item has been through this process, I will provide any links and documentation within the description. My website is used by the treasure trove valuation committee, when deciding the value of a newly discovered treasure! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.I gladly accept returns within 14 days - only if the item is "not as described". Please ask questions first and check the detailed description above. Condition: Excavated condition, suspension loop missing on the back, Type: Amulets, Material: Faience, Culture: Ancient Egyptian, Date: c. 1070 - 332 B.C., Colour: Turquoise, Provenance: Ex. R.E. Edwards Collection, Oxford.