A beautiful Egyptian gold amulet in the shape of the Eye of Horus, modelled in the round, with features on both sides. The amulet displays finely detailed pupil and eyebrow, and a suspension loop to the top for attachment.
Date: Circa 664-332 BC Period: Late Dynastic Period Condition: Very fine condition.
The Eye of Horus, also known as ‘Wedjat’, is one of the most recognizable and powerful symbols from ancient Egypt. It was believed to have healing and protective power and was used as a protective amulet. Amulets in this shape were very popular in ancient Egypt for thousands of years, from the Old Kingdom to Roman times. They were worn by the living and also buried with the dead, as their apotropaic significance suited both.
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