An Egyptian Blue Faience Djed Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
EA2006Regular price $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.