Quadruple Wedjat Eye Amulet card

Quadruple Wedjat Eye Amulet


Currently not on display


This quadruple wedjat (eye of Horus) amulet is made from yellow glazed faience with black glaze for the pupils and eyebrows. Its design comprises four wedjats, two at the top, and two at the bottom, in mirror image, separated by two horizontal papyrus columns, head to head. The back is flat and undetailed. Pierced through the length so the amulet could be threaded and worn. Like the wedjat, papyrus was also a symbol of regeneration. Given to Flaxman Spurrell by his friend the Egyptologist Flinders Petrie who worked for two seasons in the Faiyum region of Egypt between 1888 and 1890. This is one of fourteen wedjat amulets (nos. 56.20.341-54) collected in the Faiyum region that Spurrell glued to a sheet of card.