Egyptian Wedjat Eye Necklace - Ancient Art & Antiquities
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Item:282190441183Material: Faience, Provenance: Formerly in an Isreali private collection., Details: Egyptian Wedjat Eye Necklace An ancient Egyptian necklace comprised of mummy and wedjat eye beads, the large central bead in the form of a wedjat eye, restrung with a modern gold clasp. Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC. Length of necklace: 17 3/4 in. (45 cm). Intact and wearable. The Wedjat eye represents the eye of the falcon god Horus which was plucked out by Seth and then later restored by Thoth. As an amulet it was thought to bring protection and reconstitution. The Wedjat is found on mummies more often than any other amulet, though it was also worn in life. cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 44 ff. Formerly in an Isreali private collection.#4165GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity.See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.