Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.246

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