Rare, very old jewellery artefact. One of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt, the wedjat eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus. It depicts a combination of a human and a falcon eye, since Horus was often associated with a falcon. Its ancient Egyptian name, wedjat, means "the one that is sound." The wedjat eye embodies healing power and symbolizes rebirth. An amulet in this shape was thought to protect its wearer and to transfer the power of regeneration onto him or her.
This amulet is carved in expensive Lapis Lazuli, which at that time was imported from ancient Afghanistan to Egypt. The amulet is surmounted by a later, solid 22ct yellow gold pendant with a hoop to the top attaching to a gold chain. This amulet is from Egypt and dated circa 664 - 332 BC
Provenance: It was acquired from a specialist London gallery and is certified by an expert. It came from a private UK colection and previously from an old collective in Oxford, England formed in the 1990's
Length: 23 mm
Width: 18 mm
Weight: 3.15 g
Whilst this necklace is an artefact, it is wearable jewellery that you can enjoy and keep as an heirloom. It will come to you presented in a luxurious ring box and certificate of authenticity.