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‘Looking out’: ceramic mug with Egyptian eyes

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


  • Ceramic, two-toned mug of a beautiful pair of Egyptian eyes painted on the side of a coffin, bringing the powers of protection, forward thinking and looking ahead
  • 11oz glossy ceramic mug
  • Coloured handle and inner
  • Dishwasher & Microwave safe
  • Shipped worldwide


Protection; forward thinking; looking ahead; planning for the future

Ever feel like someone was watching you? With this mug by your side, those eyes, at least, will be benevolent.

The eyes were a powerful symbol in ancient Egypt. As well as the Eye of Horus being one of the most prolific protective amulets, eyes were frequently painted on the sides of coffins and the prows of ships to protect their inhabitants. The eyes could see ahead, able to see oncoming danger and give the powers of protection and prediction.


This pair of eyes are painted on the side of the coffin belonging to an ancient Egyptian man called Ipi, who lived during the Middle Kingdom. The coffin is now in the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool (accession number E.577a–c).


  • 11oz glossy ceramic mug
  • Coloured handle and inner
  • Dishwasher & Microwave safe
  • Dispatched in around two working days


If you love this image but would like it in another format (t-shirt, print etc), please drop me a line at julia@retrograde.photography.


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Weight 0.150 kg




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1 review for ‘Looking out’: ceramic mug with Egyptian eyes

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    The detail on the image is amazing, with all the character of the original artefact coming through.

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