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A very nicely mounted Ancient Egyptian Bi-chrome glazed "Eye of Horus" amulet. SOLD
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Late Dynastic period c.400 B.C. A very nice mounted Bi-chrome glazed "Eye of Horus" faience amulet in a Turquoise glaze with applied detail of Brow, Eye and Regal beard embossed in a darker glaze. The amulet is pierced laterally for suspension and is held by thread to a custom made mahogany mount with small brazze plaque on front citing Egypt c.400 B.C. The "Eye Of Horus" represents the Falcon Eye of Horus and these were wrapped in Mummy wrappings and also worn by Egyptians as a general protection against all malign influences as it was thought to possess strong protective qualities. This attractive amulet is totally intact and in lovely condition and very nicely displayed. From an old Suffolk collection. Amulet 17mm x 13mm, display stand 40mm tall x 23mm square.