Papyrus Sceptre Amulet
Amulet in the form of a papyrus sceptre ('wadj' in Ancient Egyptian) with a suspension loop at the top. Rounded base. 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. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Pitted, surface dirt.