Amulet of a djed-pillar
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia
Overall: 1.5 x 1.4 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is made of gold with incised details on one side only. There is a ring at the back for suspension. 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 27 (tomb of Queen Madiken) 1918.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition