The Upright Ape: A New Origin of the Species

by Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD

Figure 3-3 Djed Spinal Representations
Djed Spinal Representations

Figure 3-3 –  Djed Icons in Spinal Configuration

A - Djed column in position of spinal column and ribs on back of Osiris figurine

B – Djed column with head dress of Osiris on back of sarcophagus.

C – Djed column in position of spinal column and ribs on Osiris figurine.

D - Djed column with head of Osiris on back of sarcophagus.

Figure credits -

A   - By permission of California Institute of World Archaeology – Virtual Egyptian Museum Project (MET.MM.00122.04). http://www.virtualegyptianmuseum.org

B   -  From: Andrews, C. 2004, Back Cover,  Egyptian Mummies, Harvard University Press, © Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum. Underside of wooden coffin of Itineb with animated djed representing Osiris and sun-god's barque . Twenty-sixth Dynasty c.600 BC, height 1.83m

C/D -  From: France. Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. (1821). Description de l'Égypte : ou, Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été Faites en Égypte Pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française. Paris, Imprimerie de C.L.F. Panckoucke.

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