Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian
Late Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1093

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

The amulet is made of faience with a dark blue-green glaze. It 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: Street G 7400 Debris. [Excav. date] January 30, 1925. Photo B 5799. 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