About this object

Green glazed faience 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.Laterally pierced at the back through the pillar.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Major W F Dixon Nuttall
  • Collector
    William Francis Dixon-Nuttall
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1961 before
  • Measurements
    19.6 mm x 10.2 mm x 5.3 mm
  • Note
    Many pieces from Dixon Nutall's collection came via Flinders Petrie.
  • Related people
    William Francis Dixon-Nuttall ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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