Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.244

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 blue glaze. There is a rib on the back, as well as a transverse threading hole. 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

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell