Composite Ankh Djed and Was amulet, Nubia (700-300B.C)
The fabulous amulet is a combination of:
- the Ankh cross with open eye symbolizing eternal life. The square medallion in the opening depicts the god Heh.
- The Djed column with four horizontal bars often associated with Osiris, the king of eternity and also seen as a symbol of stability.
- The holy Was scepter, depicted in relief on the column, with the head of the Seth animal. The scepter is the symbol of the god Seth’s power over the chaos he can create as the god of thunder and storms.
The amulet was found near the holy table mountain Djebel Barkal in Nubia (northern Sudan). The area was added to the Egyptian empire around 14500 B.C by Thutmosis III
Made from resin with hand painted details, black metal stand. Measures: 4″H x 2″W x 1.75″D.