An Egyptian Blue Faience Djed Pillar Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
An Egyptian Blue Faience Djed Pillar Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

An Egyptian Blue Faience Djed Pillar Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

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The slender tapering form featuring a tall broad shaft with a ribbed capital surmounted by four short horizontal bars, pierced at the back for attachment.

The djed-pillar was closely linked with Osiris, and its shape was interpreted as a representation of his backbone. suggesting stability and endurance.  Conferring these qualities on the deceased,  they were placed within the mummy wrappings.

Dimensions: Length: 2.9 cm (1.14 inches)

Condition: Repaired, intact and in overall good condition.

Provenance: RDA private collection, acquired from the NY trade as part of a collection assembled in the 1970's and 1980's.

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