Amulet of a djed-pillar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7000
Overall: 2.3 x 0.9 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This carnelian amulet is brownish. The top is chipped and the base is broken. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
Giza Street 7000. January 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition