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Large Egyptian Glazed Faience Djed Pillar Pendant

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Large Egyptian Glazed Faience Djed Pillar Pendant
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A wonderful example of a mold-formed djed pillar pendant of sizable form with a gently flared foot, a tiered upper body, and a suspension hole drilled through the integral dorsal pillar, all covered in lustrous blue-green glaze. The djed pillar amulet was one of the most popular to be placed on the mummy, and was also interpreted as the backbone of Osiris, or that of the deceased associated with him. The Egyptians recognized the importance of the spine and saw it as a symbol that kept Osiris, the resurrected god, intact and able to function. Spell 151e of the Book of the Dead refers to the djed-pillar amulet as "the magical protection of Osiris" and spell 155 was likely recited over this amulet as it was placed on the throat of a mummy. As a hieroglyph, the djed-pillar denotes the more abstract concepts of stability, endurance, and rejuvenation. Size: 0.9" W x 2.3" H (2.3 cm x 5.8 cm)

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection, by descent, acquired in Egypt in 1894 to 1896

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#167112
Condition
Minor abrasions and fading to glaze pigment, otherwise intact and very good. Great remains of glaze pigment throughout.
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Large Egyptian Glazed Faience Djed Pillar Pendant

Estimate $400 - $600
Nov 04, 2021
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Starting Price $200
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0006A: Large Egyptian Glazed Faience Djed Pillar Pendant

Sold for $350
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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
Ancient & Ethnographic Art Through The Ages
Nov 04, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0006A Details

Description
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A wonderful example of a mold-formed djed pillar pendant of sizable form with a gently flared foot, a tiered upper body, and a suspension hole drilled through the integral dorsal pillar, all covered in lustrous blue-green glaze. The djed pillar amulet was one of the most popular to be placed on the mummy, and was also interpreted as the backbone of Osiris, or that of the deceased associated with him. The Egyptians recognized the importance of the spine and saw it as a symbol that kept Osiris, the resurrected god, intact and able to function. Spell 151e of the Book of the Dead refers to the djed-pillar amulet as "the magical protection of Osiris" and spell 155 was likely recited over this amulet as it was placed on the throat of a mummy. As a hieroglyph, the djed-pillar denotes the more abstract concepts of stability, endurance, and rejuvenation. Size: 0.9" W x 2.3" H (2.3 cm x 5.8 cm)

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection, by descent, acquired in Egypt in 1894 to 1896

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#167112
Condition
...
Minor abrasions and fading to glaze pigment, otherwise intact and very good. Great remains of glaze pigment throughout.

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