About this object

Wooden carving of a djed-pillar, both a symbol of the god Osiris and a hieroglyphic sign which means ‘enduring’, ‘stable’ and similar concepts. Traces of resin on the surface.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom; Third Intermediate Period; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Royal Institution, Liverpool
  • Collector
    Liverpool Royal Institution
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1894 before
  • Measurements
    124 mm x 46 mm
  • Related people
    Liverpool Royal Institution ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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