Egyptian 'Wadj' Amulet 017497

Egyptian 'Wadj' Amulet 017497
Egyptian 'Wadj' Amulet
Glazed powdered quartz composite (faience), 2.93 grams, 40.68 mm. Saite Period 664-525 BC. A large pale blue-green amulet in the shape of the wadj or papyrus staff which assured the wearer of rejuvenation according to the rites recorded in the Book of the Dead. Made with a transverse piercing for suspension. Some restoration to the shaft. Reference: Andrews, C. Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, p.82. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.


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