EGYPTIAN OR NUBIAN REPOUSSÉ GOLD WADJET EYE AMULETIC BEAD
One of the most recognizable images of ancient Egypt, the Eye of Horus was a symbol of royalty, as well as offering protection to the wearer. In this case, the amulet would have been wrapped into a mummy, warding off evil, and offering good fortune to the deceased during their journey into the afterlife.
Third Intermediate to Late Period, Dynasty XXV–XXVI, ca. 732–525 BC.
Height: 13 mm. (0 1/2 in.)
Width: 11 mm (0 7/16 in.)
Ex: Swiss private collection of Mnsr. Maurice Bouvier, documented in 1959.
Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.9
Metropolitan Museum of Art acc. no. 23.10.47
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston acc. no. 21.357