Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
688–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Ancient town near Tell Dafana, Tell Dafana

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.623

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of light blue-green glazed faience, now heavily worn surface. Made in the shape of a papyrus scepter (wadj) with minimal incised details at top, at which a triple-ring loop has been fashioned for suspension.

Comprises as set with: 87.614-87.622, 87.624.

Provenance

From the ancient town near Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: Excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1887: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription