Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian
Late Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1041

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This stone amulet is perfect. 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 Giza: G 7112 Mummy [Excav. date] Jan. 22, 1925 Phot. B 5802/3. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition