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Djed Amulet

Culture Egyptian
Title Djed Amulet
Date 664–525 BCE
Medium Faience
Dimensions Object: 4 1/8 × 3/8 in. (10.5 × 1 cm)
Overall: 4 1/8 × 3/8 in. (10.5 × 1 cm)
Credit Line William Lowe Bryan Memorial, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 58.11

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1958, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [1] with funds from the William Lowe Bryan Memorial [2]

1889–1958, Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1889, Gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art from Lucy W. Drexel, New York, NY

? –1889, Collection of Lucy W. Drexel, New York, NY


[1] The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a large sale of deaccessioned art from its Egyptian collection.

[2] William Lowe Bryan (1860-1955) was President of Indiana University from 1902-1937. After his death, a memorial fund was established in his honor; this fund supported the purchase of art for the Indiana University Art Museum.

[3] Lucy Wharton Drexel (1867-1944), an heiress from Philadelphia, was the daughter of Joseph W. Drexel, the philanthropist and co-founder of Drexel, Morgan & Co., and Lucy Wharton. She settled in New York after her marriage to Eric B. Dahlgren in 1890 and established her own reputation as a philanthropist. A collector of antiquities, she was a supporter and donor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Penn Museum.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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