Large pale green Djed pillar amulet with high shaft and four horizontal bars. Delicate ropes delineated around the shaft immediately below the lowest bar.
The narrow column on the back is not pierced.
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 regeneration.
Close in shape and size to EA12235 in the British Museum database; published as fig. 84c, p. 83 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London 1994.
For the discussion of the amulet type, cf. pp. 82-83 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London 1994.
Pale green faience
Egyptian, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BCE
H. 11.4 cm (4.5 in)
W. bars 4 cm (1.6 in)
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.
Belgium private collection by succession.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.