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Eye of Horus Egyptian Faience Wedjat Eye
Authentic Eye of Horus Egyptian Faience Wedjat Eye Framed Art
Small writing below artwork: The Eye of Horus is the Egyptian symbol of protection against evil, bestowing royal power and good health.
Small writing below artwork and faience: The Eye of Horus is the Egyptian symbol of protection against evil, bestowing royal power, good health and a symbol for good luck.
About the Egyptian amulet The Eye of Horus "Wedjat Eye" faience: The all-seeing eye is considered to be a good luck symbol and is said to protect anything behind it. It is still used by Egyptians today. Worn as an amulet it is suppose to ward off ill-will and envy. It is also used for protection and safe travel. In magic spells it wards away negative energy and attracts positive energy.
How they were made by the ancient Egyptians: The production of faience is older than that of glass. Both processes use the same materials. Egyptian faience was made by grinding sand or quartz crystals and mixing them with various percentages of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and occasionally copper oxides. This mixture, while adding water, created a slurry of thixotropic paste. The paste was then shaped by hand into small objects, or poured into a mold. The objects were then exposed to heat. The heating process created a thin glaze, a thin hard layer of various glossy colors, depending on the specifics of the recipe used for
preparing the paste. The addition of copper produced the turquoise colors of faiences.
Size of framed artwork: 12" L X 10" W X 1" D
Size of faience: About 10mm X 10mm.
Ships with original display tag and Certificate of Authenticity and ready to hang with a saw tooth hangar. Only 1 available. All the same except similar authentic fiance Eye of Horus. Matted artwork, glass cover. All artwork the same. Stand not included. Makes great gifts as a housewarming present, too.
Late Period: From the 26th Saite Dynasty (664 BC) to the conquest of Alexander the Great, 332 BC.
All Egyptian artifacts were legally exported from Egypt prior to the 1970 UNESCO treaty, and subsequent international trade laws regarding antiquities.
Provenance: From the Mustaki collection; Mustaki was an avid collector in the early 20th century and his collection came to the UK under Egyptian licence in 1947. Many of his pieces are in major museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Getty Museum and the Egyptian State Museum.