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Accession_Number E.63.2
adlib_title Egyptian pendant
Shape Pendant
Shape_description
Material Faience
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Sacred eye of the god Horus, originally blue. There is a hole drilled horizontally through the middle of the piece to allow threading. The details are carved into the piece, the top is a line of slightly diagonal lines, below this is a small flat line below this the detail of the actual eye which is common to all sacred eye amulets.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete, inspite of the fact that the surface remains smooth much of the blue pigment is gone and the artefact is now mostly brown. There is very little loss of the carved details.
Technique/Style
Provenance Medum
Period 3rd Intermediate Period: 22 dynasty
Date 945-712
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0941.jpg
2002.98.0941.jpg
Front view of a sacred eye pendant.
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2002.98.0947.jpg
2002.98.0947.jpg
Back view of a sacred eye pendant.
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Beazley_DB
Height 2.5 at tallest
Diameters 3.2 at widest
Handle_height
Other_dims. Depth: 0.9 at deepest
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 25/9/02; 11.01.2006
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