Eye of Horus amulet

For the classroom

Eye of Horus amulet


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© New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Wedjat eye amulet


Faience wedjat eye amulet; 1068 – 661 BC.

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Scarab pendant


Scarab pendant of electrum, inlaid with carnelian, green feldspar, and lapis lazuli; around 1890 BC.

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Gold plaque of Amenemhat IV


Gold plaque of Amenemhat IV making an offering of ointment to Atum; probably from Byblos (modern Lebanon), around 1795 BC.

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Statue of a priest carrying a shrine


Priest carrying a shrine containing a figure of the god Atum recognizable by his main attribute, a royal double crown; Ptolemaic period.

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Statue of a priest carrying bread


Priest carrying offerings of bread; about 600 – 200 BC.

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Instructions for making salt dough amulets.

Source: activityvillage.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ancient-egypt-salt-dough-amulets

Interactive pages exploring an ancient Egyptian temple.

Source: ancientegypt.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/temples/explore/main.html

Ancient Egypt website: interactive pages about Egyptian gods and goddesses, including an animation of the creation myth.

Source: ancientegypt.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/home.html

Interactive about Eye of Horus fractions.

Source: greatscott.com

Visit the site http://www.greatscott.com/hiero/eye.html

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

Source: leicester.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/leicester-city-museums/museums/nwm-art-gallery/
Visit a museum with an Egyptian collection to look for more amulets. Here is a small selection.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland

Egypt Centre, University of Wales, Swansea

Source: swan.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/

Ulster Museum

Source: nmni.com

Visit the site http://www.nmni.com/um

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Source: bristolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/

Manchester Museum

Source: manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.manchester.ac.uk/museum

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Eye of Horus amulet