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Description Large Djed-pillars such as this were used for the living in festival or temple contexts, but were also attached to the body of a deceased. Usually, they were used as part of an amulet set, which included more than one of these pillars. This pillar dates in the Late Period (664-332 BC), and is excellent example for the high quality of amulet production of the 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC).
Provenance [Possibly excavated at Saqqara and sold at the art market in Cairo in the early 20th century]; Mr. Albert Cousins [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1982, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. Albert Cousins, 1982

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664-332 BC (Late Period)
Egyptian faience with light-green glaze
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H: 4 1/8 x W: 1 1/4 x D: 7/16 in. (10.45 x 3.1 x 1.08 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
  • Egypt, Saqqara (Place of Discovery)
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