Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris S of mastaba G 7760

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-115

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of faience with a blue green glaze. 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 Egypt, Giza, in debris S of mastaba G 7760. 1930 : 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