Papyrus Sceptre Amulet card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Papyrus Sceptre Amulet


Currently not on display


Upper half of a very large sized amulet in the form of a papyrus sceptre ('wadj' in Ancient Egyptian) with an unpierced 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. surface is very weathered. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in the 1920/30s.