Eye of Horus Pendant in Antique Bronze
This is a handmade Eye of Horus pendant made in antique bronze. The bail has an opening large enough to pass a 5mm wide chain. The inside is treated with a metal enamel that is permanent(it's not paint that will peel off in a heartbeat!) It also made in the color the you wants! Bronze is also available on request.
I've always been a fan of anything Egyptian, and I've always tried to add a new piece to my collection whenever I could. This pendant was made to add to my magical talisman collection, worn in the old days to protect against the evil eye or misfortune. Ancient pharaohs were buried with them to safeguard them in the afterlife. King Tutankhamen was buried with 18 of them on his person alone!
The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, Ra, but represents many of the same concepts. Funerary amulets were often made in the shape of the Eye of Horus. The symbol "was intended to protect the pharaoh in the afterlife" and to ward off evil. Ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bows of their vessels to ensure safe sea travel.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic.
Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or clear acrylic enamel.