Amulet – djed pillar

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An ancient Egyptian Amulet
Amulet – djed pillar
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Djed pillars were amongst the most common amulets placed on ancient Egyptian mummies. The amulet represents the backbone of the god Osiris, and symbolised strength and stability, while the colour of the object represented regeneration. Late Dynastic Period, 600-300 BC. Purchased from Charles Ede (antiquities dealer in London), and was originally from the Mustaki collection exported to London in 1947.

Ancient Egyptian collection