Large Egyptian Faience Eye of Horus Amulet
C. 1070-713 BC – Third Intermediate Period
A large glazed eye of Horus amulet with a black relief.
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.
Ref:- Amulets by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Similar examples to Plate XXV
Slightly chipped otherwise intact and nice detail.
Provenance; Ex J. B. Collection
Size: 40mm length