Amulet of a djed-pillar
about 405–369 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid XXII
Length x width: 1.8 x 0.9 cm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The djed-pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
From Meroe (Beg. Sout), Pyramid XXII. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition