Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 2.9 x 0.9 cm (3 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2645

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of made of green faience and the end of the lowest bar 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.

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of room IV. 1929 : 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