Eye from an Egyptian mummy

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Eye from an Egyptian mummy

This is one of the most exotic and dramatic items in the Charm collection, it was thought to ward off the 'evil eye'. You can imagine the tomb-raiders hacking the eye from the mummy case and the curse that might have followed them. They would have needed their own charms for protection! The eye is a potent graphic symbol; this one really does follow you around the room!

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