Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Dimensions

2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.249

Medium or Technique

Lapis Lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of lapis lazuli. It is thin and the upper part is broken off and missing. 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