Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, from G 7792 A, in the filling of the pit itself

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 3.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.1394

Medium or Technique

Glazed faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of green faience amulet. 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, from G 7792A, in the filling of the pit itself. 1928 : 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