Amulet of a djed-pillar

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 Y

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm (1 3/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2463

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This crude amulet is made of faience. 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, G 7600 Y. 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