Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


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

Dimensions

Width x height: 1.4 x 3.8 cm

Accession Number

27.1975

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This complete amulet is made of 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