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Picture of Miniature Wadjet (Ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus)

Miniature Wadjet (Ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus)

The Eye of Horus is an Ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal power. In the Egyptian language, the word for this symbol was “Wadjet”. The Wadjet was intended to ward off evil and protect in the afterlife. Egyptian and Near Eastern sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel. It is still a well known symbol today! It has taken us a while but we have collected a small group of Wadjet amulets. They are made from faience, average 1 cm and the majority have holes pierced for a string. They are in the shape of the Wadjet with some showing inscribed eyes. These date from roughly 380 B.C. during the time of the 30th Dynasty, the last native rulers of Egypt until A.D. 1952! They are priced to please at £45 each.