Egyptian Granite Wedjat Eye Amulet

An ancient Egyptian granite Wedjat eye amulet.

Late Period,
Ca. 700-30 BC.
Length: 20 mm.

The Wedjat eye represents the eye of the falcon god Horus which was plucked out by Seth and then later restored by Thoth. As an amulet it was thought to bring protection and reconstitution. The Wedjat is found on mummies more often than any other amulet, though it was also worn in life.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 44 ff.
Formerly with Brummer Gallery, New York, 1940s; subsequently by descent to an Atlanta, Georgia private collection.
Inv#: 8916
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