Large pale green Djed pillar
amulet with high shaft and four horizontal bars.
Delicate ropes delineated around the shaft immediately below the lowest bar.
Narrow column on the back.
The Djed pillar amulet was connoted with stability and endurance and supposed to
confer these qualities to the deceased.
The amulet was placed for magical protection over the throat of the deceased on
the day of burial. The used green colored material stands for new live and
Close in shape and size to EA12235 in the British Museum database; published as
fig. 84c, p. 83 in: C. Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London 1994.
Reconstituted from two pieces with losses to the edges of three horizontal bars.
Slight wear on the surface, but otherwise fine and in overall good condition.
H. 11.4 cm (4.5 in), W. bars 4 cm (1.6 in)
Belgium private collection by succession.
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