Egyptian Hardstone Diorite Eye Of Horus Amulet
C. 1070-713 BC – Third Intermediate Period
The Eye of Horus amulet is also known as Uzat or ‘Wedjat’, meaning “Whole One”. It is a symbol of protection and was used to deflect evil, as well as believed to have healing powers. The Uzat eye’s represent the two eye’s of Horus as he was a sun and moon deity therefore, his right eye was the sun, and the left was the moon. One of the earliest amulets.
Ref: Amulets by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Plate XXV.
In good condition and a nice size.