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