Amulet of a djed-pillar
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV
Overall: 8.9 x 2.9 x 0.9 cm (3 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition