Amulet of a djed-pillar
Object Place: Sudan
Overall: 1.2 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This gold amulet is incised with details on one side only. The ring is in the back, around which is an incised circle. It is crude work. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
From Nuri, Pyramid LIX. February 1918.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition