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Fragmentary Wadjet-eye Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 838–712 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 23 (possibly)
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (3.5 x 0.7 x 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed faience amulet in the form of a Wadet eye. The piece is pierced from side to side for suspension. The eye is a right eye. Below it is, to the right, a coiled uraeus with raised head. To the left of the snake is a vulture. The tail of the uraeus stops at the bird's claw, and the last coil of its body rests against the vulture's neck. The uraeus and vultures rest upon a rectangular plinth. The brow and the pupil of the eye are black; the plinth, vulture, and the last coil of the snake are a yellow-green color; the rest of the piece is a grey-green. Condition: Left side of piece missing; glaze fading; small nicks.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Fragmentary Wadjet-eye Amulet, ca. 838–712 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (3.5 x 0.7 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1163E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1163E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.37.1163E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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