Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris: pit G 7450 x- II

Dimensions

Overall: 2.3 x 1.1 cm (7/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1988

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This carnelian 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 Egypt, Giza, in debris: pit G 7450x- II. 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