Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.243

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This perfect amulet is made of faience with a greenish glaze. There is a rib on the back. 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

About 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian Government. From the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell