Amulet of papyrus column (wadj)

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1224

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of a papyrus column (wadj), was meant to ensure the health and youthfulness of the deceased.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition