|ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD EYE AMULET
of realistic form, intended as a protective amulet
and to give the wearer the ability to see in the Underworld.
Roman, 1st-2nd Century AD
L. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.)
Ex E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan,
acquired from Royal-Athena in July 1997.
Cf. a similar example in C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994), fig. 73, p. 70.
On loan to Ball State Univ. Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1995-2016.