Wadjet eye amulet

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A faience wadjet eye with a hole pierced through. The wadjet eye was worn in life as well as being placed on mummies, and is considered a symbol of healing. This example is probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. It was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 230] Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press.

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