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SKU: EA2306

An Egyptian Carnelian Djed Pillar, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

Sale price1,200 USD

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Of bright carnelian, 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:  Height: 1 inch  (2.5 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition.

Provenance:  Private Massachusetts collection, acquired from the London trade in the late 1980s - early 1990s.

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An Egyptian Carnelian Djed Pillar, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
An Egyptian Carnelian Djed Pillar, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE Sale price1,200 USD