Amulet of a djed-pillar

Nubian
Napatan Period


Object Place: Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.672

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid LIX. February 1918.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition