Egyptian Artifact EYE oF HOURUS WEDJET EYE BEAD OP1825

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  • Horus was worshiped all over Egypt in many different forms, as sky god, sun god, god of kingship and as son of Isis.

    In the "Contendings of Horus and Set", the myth which tells about the fight between these two gods for the rulership of Egypt, Set injures the eyes of Horus. They are healed by Hathor who uses gazelle´s milk on them. The healed eyes became the symbol for perfection, called the 'Wedjat' or 'Udjat' Eye and are spoken of in singular.

    Amulets in the form of eyes were used as a sign of protection and were worn around the neck or placed in mummy wrappings. Besides protection, they can stand for various things: the strength of the King, for kingship, for protection against Set, and others.
  • size    17X15X8  mm BEAD AS HAS HOLE DRIEED ON SIDE
  • weight  14.85 ct
  • DATE APPROX 600 BC OR EARLIER
  • Ref Wikipedia

    The History of Ancient Egypt spans the period from the early predynastic settlements of the northern Nile Valley to the Roman conquest in 30 BC. The Pharaonic Period is dated from around 3150 BC, when Lower and Upper Egypt became a unified state, until the country fell under Greek rule in 332 BC.

    Egypt's history is split into several different periods according to the dynasty of the ruling of each pharaoh. The dating of events is still a subject of research. The conservative dates are not supported by any reliable absolute date for a span of about three millennia. The following is the list according to conventional Egyptian chronology.

  • Prehistoric Egypt

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