lots of lots

A large Egyptian Faience Djed Pillar , Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE

Related Statues & Statuettes

More Items in Statues & Statuettes

View More

Recommended Sculptures & Carvings

View More
item-131639827=1
item-131639827=2
item-131639827=3
A large Egyptian Faience Djed Pillar , Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE
Item Details
Description
A large Egyptian Faience Djed Pillar , Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE, 664-525 B.C.:
Medium: Faience
An exemplary and very large blue glazed clay djed pillar amulet, composed of a tall broad shaft with incised lines just below the four ribbed capitals surmounted by five short horizontal bars, and a domed top.See D’Auria, Lacovara and Roehrig, "Mummies and Magic," p.181 for a discussion of djed-pillars. The author notes this form of amulet “has been variously explained as a column of papyrus stems, a tree-trunk with looped branches and a sheaf of bound cornstalks….. Though not originally associated with Osiris, by the New Kingdom the djed-pillar had come to be closely linked with the god, and its shape was reinterpreted as a representation of his backbone. The image also has connotations of stability and endurance and it was primarily to confer these qualities on the deceased that [they were] placed within the mummy wrappings.”

Dimensions: Height: 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm), height with base: 2 inches (5 cm)
Reference No: 039

PROVENANCE: Ex South Florida private collection.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
Slight losses to the surface, the edges of the horizontal bars, and one bottom corner, but otherwise intact and in good condition overall.
Buyer's Premium
  • 25%

A large Egyptian Faience Djed Pillar , Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800
Jul 28, 2022
See Sold Price
Starting Price $600
Get pre-approved to bid live.
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
Offers In-House Shipping
Ships from Washington, DC, United States
Local Pick-Up Washington, DC, United States
IT'S HERE! IT'S HAPPENING! IT'S TODAY!
Sands of Time Ancient Art

Sands of Time Ancient Art

Washington, DC, United States
98 Followers
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0021: A large Egyptian Faience Djed Pillar , Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE

Lot Passed
0 Bids
Est. $1,200 - $1,800Starting Price $600
Ancient Art for Collectors Summer Auction
Jul 28, 2022 2:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 25%

Lot 0021 Details

Description
...
A large Egyptian Faience Djed Pillar , Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE, 664-525 B.C.:
Medium: Faience
An exemplary and very large blue glazed clay djed pillar amulet, composed of a tall broad shaft with incised lines just below the four ribbed capitals surmounted by five short horizontal bars, and a domed top.See D’Auria, Lacovara and Roehrig, "Mummies and Magic," p.181 for a discussion of djed-pillars. The author notes this form of amulet “has been variously explained as a column of papyrus stems, a tree-trunk with looped branches and a sheaf of bound cornstalks….. Though not originally associated with Osiris, by the New Kingdom the djed-pillar had come to be closely linked with the god, and its shape was reinterpreted as a representation of his backbone. The image also has connotations of stability and endurance and it was primarily to confer these qualities on the deceased that [they were] placed within the mummy wrappings.”

Dimensions: Height: 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm), height with base: 2 inches (5 cm)
Reference No: 039

PROVENANCE: Ex South Florida private collection.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
Condition
...
Slight losses to the surface, the edges of the horizontal bars, and one bottom corner, but otherwise intact and in good condition overall.

Contacts

Sands of Time Ancient Art
(202) 342-0518
1002 Wisconsin Ave NW
Front Gallery
Washington, DC 20007
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone

Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.

TOP