Produced in their thousands in temple workshops, amulets such as this Eye of Horus were cheap and readily available and were routinely worn by the living as well as being placed with the bodies of the dead. The Eye of Horus was one of the most popular amulets, and a symbol of healing and medicine. Everyday religious items like this amulet shed light on the beliefs and worship of people in ancient Egypt as well as offering a starting point for looking at Egyptian gods more generally.
about 685 – 525 BC
Ancient Egypt; 26th Dynasty
height: 2 cm
width: 3.5 cm
thickness: 0.5 cm
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
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