Amulet of a djed-pillar
Overall: 3 x 1.3 cm (1 3/16 x 1/2 in.)
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This amulet is made of dull Indian red glass. It has incised details. The back is slightly chipped, otherwise it is in good condition. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard
Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes