Fragmentary Wadjet-eye Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 838-712 B.C.E.
Dynasty 23 (possibly)
Third Intermediate Period
1 3/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (3.5 x 0.7 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Glazed faience amulet in the form of a Wadet eye. The piece is pierced from side to side for suspension. The eye is a right eye. Below it is, to the right, a coiled uraeus with raised head. To the left of the snake is a vulture. The tail of the uraeus stops at the bird's claw, and the last coil of its body rests against the vulture's neck. The uraeus and vultures rest upon a rectangular plinth. The brow and the pupil of the eye are black; the plinth, vulture, and the last coil of the snake are a yellow-green color; the rest of the piece is a grey-green.
Condition: Left side of piece missing; glaze fading; small nicks.
This item is not on view
Fragmentary Wadjet-eye Amulet, ca. 838-712 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/8 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (3.5 x 0.7 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1163E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1163E_view1.jpg)
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