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

EA2006

$450 USD

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: 2.7 cm (1.06 inches)

Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall.

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