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Item:163709308581UP for Auction… Rare Large Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulet of Ancient Egyptian Djed Piller (Stability & Endurance), 17th Century Private Collection...ONE OF A KIND DJED : The djed is an ancient Egyptian symbol for stability which features prominently in Egyptian art and architecture throughout the country's history. `Stability' should be understood to mean not only a firm footing but immutability and permanence. The symbol is a column with a broad base which narrows as it rises to a capital and is crossed by four parallel lines. The column and the lines are sometimes brightly painted and other times monochrome. The djed first appears in the Predynastic Period in Egypt (c. 6000-3150 BCE) and continues through the Ptolemaic Dynasty (323-30 BCE), the last dynasty to rule Egypt before it became a province of the Roman Empire.The djed is often overlooked in Egyptian art, and especially in architecture, simply because it is so ubiquitous; the djed is featured on pillars, tomb walls, architraves (the main beam which rests on pillars), palace walls, sheets of painted papyrus, and especially sarcophagi. Once one is aware of the djed and its importance to ancient Egyptian culture it is impossible to miss. It is a potent symbol associated with the god Osiris and his return from the dead. The symbol has been interpreted to represent different objects such as the god Osiris' backbone, the tamarisk tree which enclosed the god, four pillars rising one behind another, and a fertility pole raised at festivals. `Stability', however, seems to have been its prime meaning and the one which the ancient Egyptians attached the greatest importance to. DIMENSIONS: + 14 x 6.7 x 1.7 cm (5.5" x 2.6" x 0.7" Inches).+  grams of weight. CONDITION: + Intact in original condition, No repairs or restoration Terms of Sale: + All items are %100 guaranteed to be authentic antiques + We only Accept PayPal + If you have questions about a specific auction please contact us at least 24 hours before the auction ends so we have enough time to reply. Shipping: + ALL items are packed and shipped with utmost care. + Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs as stated in the auction unless 'FREE SHIPPING' is indicated. + Insurance is included in any shipping costs/quotes. Returns: + ANCIENTHOUSE fully guarantees your satisfaction with each and every purchase. Items are always described to the best of our ability, and we guarantee our descriptions to be as accurate as possible. Upon receipt of your item if you are dissatisfied for any reason please contact us and return it within 5 days in the same condition in which it was sold for a full 'no questions asked' refund excluding shipping fees. Authenticity: + All items listed by ANCIENTHOUSE have been legally acquired from Legitimate Sources, Antique shops and Private collectors in Egypt. + Bid with confidence! We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. About US: + We only sell Quality, Fine Arts, Antiquities & Very Unique items…You won’t be disappointed. + ANCIENTHOUSE have been involved in antique trading since 1965. Contact US: + Feel free to Contact us with any questions before bidding. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE CounterCondition:Intact in Excellent condition, No repairs or restoration, Material:Faience, Provenance:Private Collection
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Rare Large Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulet of Ancient Egyptian Djed Piller