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Djed pillar emblem

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Djed pillar made of dark brown wood. There is a peg in the bottom. Traces of color remain. It would have been held in the hand of a figured coffin.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 93. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period,, 1186–660 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7428

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture