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Wedjat-eye Amulet

Date 8–7th centuries B.C. (?)
Object type amulet
Medium, technique Egyptian faience

6.35 x 5.3 x 0.75 cm

Inventory number 51.2696
Collection Egyptian Art
On view Museum of Fine Arts, Basement Floor, Ancient Egypt, Daily life

Amulets, produced from various materials, constitute one of the most characteristic groups of the Egyptian material culture and can be found in almost all of the contexts and periods of Ancient Egypt. In general, amulets are small objects, which through their form, size and colour, had the power to provide magical protection for their users in everyday life, and in addition were used as tomb equipment for the netherworld.
Wedjat-eye amulets may appear alone or in an oval or rectangular frame, like this faience amulet in a rectangular frame with rosettes, supplemented by a uraeus.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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