Amulet of a djed-pillar (fragment)
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris West of G 7769
Width x thickness x height: 0.8 x 0.5 x 2 cm (5/16 x 3/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This is a fragment of a green glazed amulet made of faience. It is pierced. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
From Egypt, Giza, debris West of G 7769. November 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition