Description & Technical information

Incorporating two Djed Pillars (symbols of stability), circa 6th century BC and faience rods c.1500 BC.

Each with lighter turquoise-coloured faience Djed pillars with stepped fluted feature, hung between darker turquoise-coloured baton rods, similar forming a short fringe below, from double triangles of futher rods and gold and with a gold shell motif, from gold button tops, the fittings stamped '18CT'.

The djed is one of the more ancient and commonly found symbols in ancient Egyptian religion and takes the form of a pillar-like symbol in Egyptian hieroglyphs representing stability. It is associated with the creator god Ptah and Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead. It is commonly understood to represent his spine.
Weight: 27g

Date:  c.1880
Origin:  English
Dimensions: 10 x 2.5 cm (3⁷/₈ x 1 inches)
Categories: Jewellery