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 has incised details on one side only. This crude work has a ring in the back, around which there is an incised circle. 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. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, February 1918; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition