Set of 3 high fire ceramic pottery beads carved with the Eye of Horus, perfect for a rustic Egyptian themed piece of jewelry!
Each bead has been handmade by me, fired for over 8 hours at 1900F, glazed then fired again for several hours. Unique creation what you see is what you will receive. The largest bead measures a little over 1 inch long by 7/8 inch wide by 3/8 inch thick (27mm x 22mm x 9mm) and the donut beads measure almost 3/4 of an inch in diameter (18mm). The holes measure 3mm.
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Meaning of the Eye of Horus:
Horus is the son of Osiris and nephew to Set. After Set murdered Osiris, Horus and his mother Isis set to work putting the dismembered Osiris back together and reviving him as lord of the underworld. According to one story, Horus sacrificed one of his own eyes for Osiris. In another story, Horus loses his eye in a subsequent battle with Set. As such, the symbol is connected with healing and restoration.
The symbol is also one of protection and was commonly used in protective amulets worn by both the living and the dead.