- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- Slightly more than 1 inch wide (27mm) at its base
- Chain: matching antiqued rope chain, 18 inch (45cm)
- Item number: wh495
Horus was the sky god and one of the most powerful deities of ancient Egypt. He was worshiped for three thousand years and is often seen in Egyptian artwork, usually depicted as either a falcon or as a man with a falcon's head.
As sky god, he embodied both the sun and moon; the sun was his right eye and the moon his left. The daily movements of the sun and moon across the sky were attributed to Horus' flying from horizon to horizon.
The Eye of Horus symbol refers to his right eye - the sun and, by association, the Egyptian sun god Ra. The eye is decorated with markings similar to those found around a falcon's eye.
The Eye of Horus is a powerful symbol used to invoke the protection of Horus and Ra. It also represent royal power and good health.This particular Eye of Horus is set within a pyramid-shaped frame.