Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

Other: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

83.342

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is uniformly sage green with a glaze. 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 James William Paige