Fragmentary mould-made amulet in glazed composition, in the shape of an oblong one-sided right wedjat-eye; pierced lengthways for suspension; faint remains of pale turquoise glaze; added black glaze in relief for pupil and eyebrow; very worn glaze, patchily preserved; vertical falcon-eye marking under the eye broken off.
- Production date
- 664 BC - 332 BC
Height: 3.20 centimetres
Length: 5.10 centimetres
Thickness: 0.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to the Egypt Exploration Fund list, the Redpath Museum received in 1887 several "paste objects" from the Scarab Factory, along with two moulds. This amulet might come from such a context.
In addition to scarabs which were mass-produced especially for export, wedjat eyes, mainly in glazed composition but also in hard stone, form the main type of amulets found at Naukratis. Amulet with universal power of protection (Germond 2005, 25), the wedjat eye, simple or multiple, is one of the most common amulet on settlements of the Late Period (Masson forthcoming).
For a similar type of wedjat-eye from Naukratis, see: Liverpool, World Museum 9,9,86,84.e.
Germond, P. 2005, Le monde symbolique des amulettes égyptiennes de la collection Jacques-Édouard Berger, Milan.
Masson, A. forthcoming, Le quartier des prêtres sur la rive est du Lac Sacré à Karnak.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 2537.02 (Accession Number)