- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Amulet
- Late Period
- Twenty-sixth Dynasty
- Egypt, Abydos
- Height: 28mm | Width: 12mm | Depth: 8mm
- Number of Elements
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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