Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.2178

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. The ends of the lowest cross piece is broken off and missing. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection