Egyptian Faience Amulet of A Papyrus Sceptre
C. 713-332 BC – Late Period
A nice light blue faience Wadj amulet also known as the Papyrus Sceptre or Papyrus column. The Egyptian name Wadj means “green” or “fresh” and the choice of green-blue colour evokes certain qualities which are desirable for both the living and the dead, these are life, vitality, and regenerative power.
Small chip to base otherwise good colour.
Ref: Amulets by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Similar examples to Plate II.
Provenance: Provincial Auction. West Sussex Collection, pre 1970’s.
Size: 37mm height
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