Ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus Amulet pendant Great gift idea

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Seller: thebennetts07 (1,894) 100%, Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ships to: US, Item: 164023563174 Size 16.69mm x 12.07mm Weight .94 gramsA premium museum grade example of a 1069 - 664 BCE Wedjat eye amulet pendant Pierced longitudinally so can be worn as a pendant, acquired on the London UK art market. The wedjat eye is perhaps the best known of all Egyptian protective amulets. The drop and spiral below the eye imitate the markings on a lanner falcon, the bird associated with the god Horus.The name wedjat means 'the sound one', referring to the lunar left eye of Horus that was plucked out by his rival Seth during their conflict over the throne. The restoration of the eye is variously attributed to Thoth, Hathor or Isis. The injury to the eye and its subsequent healing were believed to be reflected in the waxing and waning of the moon. The first use of the wedjat eye as an amulet was when Horus offered it to Osiris. It was so powerful that it restored him to life. The regenerative and protective powers of the amulet meant that it was placed among the wrappings of mummies in great numbers. It could even replace food offerings in rituals. It first appeared in the late Old Kingdom and was used until mummification was no longer practiced, in the Roman Period (30 BCE – 395 CE) Amulets were made from many different materials, but blue or green faience was the most common, as these colors symbolized regeneration to the ancient Egyptian. The wedjat eye was also worn by the living. Faience factories have been found at Tell el-Amarna, where rings with wedjat eye bezels were very popular among the inhabitants.

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