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Date Made/Found: 664-332 BC
Donor: Presented by Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: faience
Dimensions: 37 x 13 x 8mm (1 7/16 x 1/2 x 5/16in.)
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J19.8.75.41
This ancient Egyptian amulet is in the form of a djed pillar which symbolised stability and was thought to represent the backbone of the god Osiris.

People wore amulets as jewellery over their clothing and attached them to mummy wrappings after death for protection. Amulets came in many shapes, sizes and materials. Some, like scarab beetles, were linked to rebirth.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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