About this object

Green 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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • 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 Miss E. M. Hartland per Gloucester City Museum
  • Collector
    Ethel M Hartland
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1830 about
  • Measurements
    25 mm x 10 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    Edwin Sidney Hartland ( Previous owner); Ethel Mary Hartland ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Ethel Mary Hartland

    Owned from: 1927
    How acquired: Inherited from father
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Edwin Sidney Hartland

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased?
    Owned until: 1927
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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