Egyptian faience papyrus column amuletE45
A blue/green glazed faience amulet depicting a papyrus column.
The papyrus column, shown as the stem and bud, conveyed freshness, youth, vigour and the continuance of life to its wearer.
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC
3 x 0.8 cms
Ex. private collection, Bayeux, France; collected before 1940.