Eye of Horus Pin/Pendant
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Keeping an Eye Out. In Egyptian mythology, the Eye of Horus was a symbol of protection. A bracelet recovered from the tomb of Shoshenq II, c. 890 BCE, features this character. Wear this Eye of Horus Pin/Pendant enameled pewter “amulet” as a pendant on its 32"l. black cotton cord or as a pin. Pin is 1" x 1.5".
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