Late Period, c. 663-323 BC. Egyptian. Green glazed faience amulet of the Eye of Horus. Raised modelling of the eye, eyebrow, and cosmetics, with diagonal striations in the eyebrow and vertical striations in the vertical cosmetic line below the front of the eye. The back does not contain detail, and a suspension loop at the top allowed it to be worn as jewellery. The Eye of Horus, said to be torn out by his uncle Seth during an ambush and replaced by the loving Hathor, was a symbol associated with protection from all sorts of bad forces.
Size: L:21mm / W:22mm ; 2g
Provenance: From a private London collection; acquired on the UK art market in the 1960s/70s.