Saturday, May 9, 2015

My Latest Acquisition

Djed amulet, Late Period @500 BCE

Check it out! Though I'm no serious collector by any means, I'm proud of this one. It's a djed amulet from the Egyptian Late Period, dated approximately 500 BCE. It's also tiny, not quite an inch tall. There's also a tiny hole in the back through which a person could've strung a cord and worn it.

The djed, said to represent the spine of Osiris, most often imparted stability. But when the amulet was placed on the body of a mummy near its spine, it was said to ensure the mummy's resurrection.

I bought this from a collector in the UK, who acquired it at auction back in the 1980s.

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