Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris

Dimensions

WIdth x height: 1.5 x 3.8 cm

Accession Number

27.1973

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This complete amulet is made of a light green faience and is bored. 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

From Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition