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Eye of Ouza
Eye of Ouza
Date:
ca. 1735
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Faience, With Polychrome
Dimensions:
2 (5.1 cm)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Middle East
Culture/People:
Egyptian
Accession Number:
1925.291
Acquisition Date:
1925-05-05
Credit Line:

Gift of Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr.

Ouza (or uza) refers to the" eye of Horus," also known as the wedjat eye, which was considered by the ancient Egyptians a symbol of protection and the most common shape used for amulets. This polychrome example is depicted with its eyeball painted in white, the iris in black, and the cosmetic lines on the eyelids in blue.

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