Amulet in the Form of Two Eyes
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ancient Egyptian mythology included a tale of the damaged and magically healed eye of Horus, or the so-called wedjat-eye. Following that myth, these two eyes symbolized health and physical well-being. They were thus meant to provide these benefits to the owner of the amulet. When used as a votive, the two eyes almost certainly represented the eyes of the deity to whom the offering was made in hope that the god would see and protect the patron.
ca. 1539-1075 B.C.
1/2 x 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Amulet in the Form of Two Eyes, ca. 1539-1075 B.C. Faience, 1/2 x 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 02.223. Creative Commons-BY
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