Ancient Egyptian Udjat eye
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An unusually large eye of Horus, lost in the struggle with Seth. He later recovered his eye sound and well. Thus it was also called the udjat-eye (udjat = intact, complete, healthy). This eye became the symbol for everything to do with completion and healing, and was also involved in protection, perfection and power. The udjat-eye is an apotropaic symbol protecting against the evil eye, and in a wider sense against all imaginable dangers.
|Dating||Late Period, 26 th - 30 th Dynasty, 664-332 B.C|
|Provenance||Collection Boyd before 1940|
|Size||Wide. 5,6 cm High. 4,2 cm|