Egyptian Classical  Antiquities and Ancient Art by Galleria Delvecchio

Ancient Egyptian Glass Djed Pillar - Rare

Ancient Egyptian Glass Djed Pillar - Rare

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1110954

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Rare and beautiful multicolour ancient glass Djed pillar. This symbol of Osiris god of the underworld was a potent symbol of regeneration and was made to accompany the dead on to its journey. What the form represents is unknown to this day. It could represent a leafless tree, a pole a spine. Eventually the common belief was that it represented the backbone or spine of the god Osiris.Dates to the Roman Period. Top part re-glued. Measures 1 .7 inches in height.

Provenance: Gustave Jequier (1868-1946)

Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)

Authentication: Gayle Gibson, Egyptologist.