BLUE GLAZED FAIENCE DJED PILLAR

£150.00

Measurements: 2.3 cm - height

 

Description: An Egyptian blue glazed faience Djed pillar amulet. The Djed pillar was a symbol of regeneration associated with the funerary and fertility god Osiris and thought to represent his spine in a shape of a column with four parallel crossbars in the upper section. 

 

Across the ancient world, there are a number of pieces that would have been worn by their owners for the sake of protection, primarily amulets. Jewellery of this apotropaic nature most often takes shape in the form of pendants, and we find them in abundance from a number of civilisations, especially Egypt. These amulets covered a broad range of subjects in their iconography.

 

Period: Late Dynastic Period664 – 332 BC.

 

Condition: Fine, complete and intact.

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