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.

 

#5663

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.9

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Metropolitan Museum of Art  acc. no. 23.10.47

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  acc. no. 21.357

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