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Relief of a Winged Wadjet Eye.
Inktober 8 / 9 . Maât / Nekhbet & Wadjet
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Wadjet, a powerful and protective deity, and a fascinating icon.
While researching her, I came across information that she was sometimes depicted as a woman with a snake or two snakes for a head, but I can’t seem to find any images of statues or reliefs with this. I’d be curious to see one, but outside of searching her name, searching the location of her temple, and her Greek name, I can’t find anything but modern depictions of as much.
A kemetic trio for an awesome return client. We have a Bast (based here off of a mountain lion) a Khephri, and a Wadjet. I’m pretty proud of Wadjet in particular this time around.
Commissions are open.
Tutankhamun’s Wadjet Eye Bracelet
The central feature of this bracelet is an wadjet eye. It is made of two pieces of electrum of unequal width: a front plate bearing the representation of the eye inlaid partly with lapis lazuli and partly with dark blue glass, the pupil being obsidian, and a narrower wrist strap.
The two pieces are connected, at one end, by a hinge with a fixed pin and, at the other end, by a clasp that resembles the hinge in construction, but has a removable pin with a projecting eyelet at the base. This bracelet was placed immediately beneath the flexible bracelet on the right forearm of Tutankhamun’s mummy.
From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. To be in the Grand Egyptian Museum. GEM 39159
Slayer of the s/n/a/k/e, and Guardian of the Cosmos (Aka Mistress of Heaven, an Epithet)
“Wadjet” by KateMaxpaint (DeviantArt)
Bracelet of Sheshonq II
The bracelet represents the wadjet eye from the left. The cartouches of the king can be seen within the bracelet, while, on the outside, vertical strips run along the surface, made from gold and lapis lazuli. The eye sits on a neb-basket, and is formed from lapis lazuli, with a pupil of black stone. The wadjet eye symbol was believed to protect the wearer from harm.
From the Tomb of Sheshonq II, Tanis. Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, reign of Sheshonq II, ca. 887-885 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
JE 72184 B