Wadjet eye amulet
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Amulet
- Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
- Egypt, Abydos
- Height: 30mm | Width: 40mm | Depth: 9mm
- Number of Elements
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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.
- Other Identity
- 16 (Margaret Murray list)
- Previous Owners
- Egypt Exploration Society | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
- Last modified: 06 Nov 2020