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Wadjet-eye Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 25 (probably)
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (2.2 x 0.6 x 2.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Egyptian. Wadjet-eye Amulet, 664-30 B.C.E. Faience, 7/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (2.2 x 0.6 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1294E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1294E_side1_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE side, side 1, 37.1294E_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale green glazed faience amulet in the form of a Wadjet-eye. The piece is pierced from side to side for suspension. The details of the eye are given on both the front and rear surfaces by means of modelling and incised lines. The eyebrows are deocrated with a series of chevron-shaped lines. Condition: Small chips; glaze now a light tan.
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