Wedjat Eye Amulet



Wedjat (eye of Horus) amulet of openwork turquoise glazed faience with incised detail. White faience inlay for the eye with black faince for the pupil and eyebrow. One piece of white inlay from the eye is missing. Very fine work. 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.