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Object Number:65-3-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nimrud
Period: Assyrian
Date Made: 8th century BC
Early Date: -800
Late Date: -700
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Wedjat Eye
Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 8.3 cm
Depth: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the British School of Archaeology, Iraq, 1965
Other Number:ND 10386 - Field No SF

Description

Horse's cheekpiece with attachment holes. Engraved and inlaid design of wadjet eye with arm holding ram headed sceptre. Traces of blue inlay in eye. Guilloche border.

-This ivory cheekpiece was decorated with the engraved and inlaid design of a wadjet eye connected to an arm holding a ram-headed scepter. The wadjet eye symbol originated in Egypt. It was later called the Eye of Horus, and symbolized both protection and royal power.

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