This is a faience djed-pillar amulet, which Margaret Murray dated to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. The djed-pillar was said to be the backbone of Osiris. The word in Egyptian means 'to be enduring'. The djed-pillar is a common amulet from the Old Kingdom. This examples is probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. It was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.
Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press.
- Other Identity
- 17 (Margaret Murray list)
- Previous Owners
- Egypt Exploration Society | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
- Last modified: 02 Nov 2020