Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

27.965

Medium or Technique

Greywacke (?)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This stone 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 7525 Y [Excav. date] July 1925. 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