Amulet of a djed-pillar

Nubian


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Other: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1016a-b

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of jasper and has two signs. There are details on both sides. 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

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition