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Acquired in 1901 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
1075 BC-945 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Eye of Horus amulet, Egypt, 1075-945 BC (XXI dynasty).
dimensions
Length: 6.35 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Islamic Middle East, room 42
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
id
23644
label
Eye of Horus Amulet Egypt, 1075-945 BC Moulded faience with coloured glaze Museum no. 5486-1901 [Jameel Gallery]
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:58:28.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:58:28.000Z
latitude
26.69636
location
Islamic Middle East, room 42, case 1W
longitude
30.246469
marks
materials
faience ware
materials_techniques
Turquoise glazed and manganese-painted faience ware
museum_number
5486-1901
museum_number_token
54861901
object_number
O84380
object_type
Amulet
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
moulded and pierced amulet in the form of the eye of Horus, faience, turquoise glaze, the eyebrow and pupil painted black with manganese.
place
Egypt
primary_image_id
2006AF6973
production_note
XXI Dynasty
production_type
public_access_description
Amulets were meant to protect the owner from evil. This amulet takes the form of the Eye of Horus. Horus was one of the most important gods in ancient Egyptian mythology and was associated with the sky, and the sun in particular. His eye was a popular symbol of power and protection. The turquoise glaze on this amulet was popular in the pre-Islamic Middle East. In Egypt, turquoise was associated with good fortune as the colour of the life-giving River Nile. Under Islam, the lucky associations of the blue-green colour persisted in an informal way.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
amulet-unknown
sys_updated
2014-01-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
moulded
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-945
year_start
-1075