BLUE FAIENCE UDJAT EYE

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BLUE FAIENCE UDJAT EYE

Two-tone brilliant blue faience eye amulet for protection, with flat undetailed underside, stripe for the eyebrow and blob for pupil in black. Horizontally pierced.

4,5 x 2,5 cm. Ex priv. coll. H.v.H., Netherlands

Late Period-Ptolemaic period, 6th-3rd cent. BC

cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London 1994, fig. 46b; W.F. Flinders Petrie, Amulets, London 1972 repr., 138r

 1.450

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