Late Period Egypt, 664-535 BC. Very interesting faience Eye of Horus plaque / amulet. Front with nice detail, raised black faience elements, back depicting a standing figure facing left, arm outstretched. 19 mm. Holed through for suspension. ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith coll.; ex-Bonham's, London
Egyptian Amulet of Thoth, Late period c. 664 - 332 BC. Egyptian Faience Amulet, Late Period, The patron of scribes and deity of wisdom, Thoth was associated with the sun and the moon, traditionally the two "eyes" of the celestial-god Horus. The baboon, identified with Thoth, here holds a sacred Wedjat-eye, the so-called Eye of Horus, which symbolizes legitimate kingship, the structured universe, and life. This carefully formed baboon holds the eye on his head.
'The waxing moon and the Eye of Horus at Dendera. According to Egyptian mythology Horus lost his eye during a battle with Seth (the murderer of his father Osiris) and the eye (called 'Wadjet') was subsequently healed by Thoth, who i