About this object

Two tone green and black glazed faience wedjat (eye of Horus) amulet. The design comprises four wedjat eyes, two at the top, and two at the bottom, in mirror image. The back is flat and undetailed. Pierced through the length so the amulet could be threaded and worn.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    9 mm x 11 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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