About this object

Finely carved lapis lazuli amulet in the form of a djed-pillar, both a symbol of the god Osiris and a hieroglyphic sign which means ‘enduring’, ‘stable’ and similar concepts. May be slightly later in date.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Lapis Lazuli
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    James Currie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1937 before
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    James Currie (Collector, previous owner); Daniel H Hanbury (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1941
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Daniel H Hanbury

    Owned from: 1937
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1941
    Disposal method: Donation
  • James Currie

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1937
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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