LARGE EGYPTIAN YELLOW FAIENCE WEDJAT EYE AMULET, CIRCA 1070-664 B.C.

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Culture: Syro Hittite
Date: 1070-664 B.C.
Medium: Faience
Condition: Intact, excellent
Provenance: Ex- Private New York collection, acquired prior to 1980.
Dimensions: L. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)
Ref No.  EG1171F

Description

A rare Egyptian faience eye of Horus in bright yellow and detail of pupil and eyebrow in black. In ancient Egyptian culture, the eye of Horus denoted protection healing powers of its owner. Pierced longitudianlly for suspension.
cf: Amulets of ancient Egypt, Andrews 1994, fig.46