About this object

Amulet in the form of a papyrus sceptre ('wadj' in Ancient Egyptian) with a suspension loop at the top. The papyrus plant symbolised new life and was associated with the concept of regeneration after death. Chapters 159 and 160 of the Book of the Dead mention that an amulet of this appearance was to be placed at the throat of a mummy.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 332 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss Nash, 1949
  • Collector
    Florence Nightingale
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850
  • Measurements
    38 mm x 9 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    Rosalind Frances Nash (Previous owner); Florence Nightingale (Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Rosalind Frances Nash

    Owned from: 1910-08-13
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Florence Nightingale

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1910-08-13
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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