Djed pillar amulet

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Faience Djed pillar amulet.

Price: € 250,--

Size: 3,6 cm

Material: Faience

Period: Late Period, c. 525 - 332 B.C.

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  • The djed-pillar is a stylized representation of an early fetish that probably consisted of plant material. From the beginning of ancient Egyptian history, it was used as a symbol signifying permanence. Later it was associated with the god Osiris and identified as his backbone. The djed-pillar here was probably used as a funerary amulet to ensure permanence and to closely connect the deceased to Osiris, who was revived after death.