Protection from harm; health; wellbeing; wholeness
The utterly iconic Eye of Horus was one of the most popular amulets worn by ancient Egyptians. When Horus had his eye damaged by his vengeful uncle Seth, the goddess Hathor restored it to wholeness again. It thus symbolised wholeness, protection and health.
This tiny little Eye of Horus amulet is only 2.2 centimetres in length, which really drives home the expert craftsmanship used in its production. It’s been photographed using a macro lens against a black background to give the piece its own space in which to show off and to highlight its amazing detail. The amulet is from the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool (accession number E.9186). It’s made of faience and probably comes from either the city of Luxor (modern Thebes) or from the ancient cemetery at Abydos, the mythological burial place of Osiris.
All images are made to order and are printed and mounted by a Liverpool-based independent art printer. Images are printed on a fibre-based paper using pigment inks. Both paper and ink are of archival quality, meaning they’ll last much longer than normal photographic prints.
Prints come mounted but not framed. Mounted sizes fit standard frames available from stores such as Amazon, and come in the following measurements:
- Small prints have a mounted size of 18 cm x 24 cm
- Medium prints have a mounted size of 30 cm x 40 cm
- Large prints have a mounted size of 40 cm x 50 cm
- Delivery time for prints in the UK is around 5–10 working days
- Outside the UK is dependent on international delivery times
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