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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