Amarna Period Blue Faience Djed Pillar Amulet

£ 180.00

An Ancient Egyptian blue glazed faience Djed pillar amulet, featuring a square, flared base and a ribbed plinth topped by four parallel crossbars. The amulet displays a flat, unworked reverse and is pierced longitudinally for suspension. Amulets of this type would have been placed inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife.

Date: Circa 1353-1336
Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Condition: Fine, complete and intact.
Product Code: ES-80
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The Djed pillar was a symbol of regeneration associated with the funerary and fertility god Osiris and thought to represent his spine in the 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.

To discover more about amulets in the Ancient Egyptian world, please visit our relevant post: Amulets in Ancient Egypt.

Dimensions H 2.5 cm
Faience

Blue Faience

Region

North Africa

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