Wedjat Eye Amulet

56.20.354
Wedjat (eye of Horus) amulet shaped like a cowrie shell with open work detailing. Grey glazed faience (colour may have faded). 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.