Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.613

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of a gray green glazed faience with some traces of gold. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren