Large faience Multiple eyes amulet

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A large green/blue, shield shaped, protective amulet with multiple rows of eyes.

On the flat back, a depiction of a man kneeling in worship. wearing a headdress.

Price: € 1250,--

Size: 4,5 x 4 cm

Period: c. 25th Dynasty

Provenance: Dutch collection A.J.Z.

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  • One single eye, believed to belong to the falcon-headed god Horus and referred to as the wedjat or udjat eye, was a very popular amulet in ancient Egypt; that it is probably found in greater numbers on mummies than any other amulet, and, of course, it could also be worn in life.